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ADHD medicine doesn’t increase risk for heart problems, study concludes

From elsewhere in The Post: Medicine widely prescribed to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder was not found to increase heart risks, says a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“An analysis of data collected from more than 1.2 million children and young adults between the ages of 2 and 24 years of age found no evidence that the medications increase the risk for heart problems, as had been feared,” says Rob Stein in The Checkup.

In the new analysis, William O. Cooper of Vanderbilt University and his colleagues “analyzed data collected from four health plans in Tennessee, Washington State, California, and nationwide. There was no increased risk of serious heart problems” found, says Stein.

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