B3569 - Do asthma and ADHD have shared developmental origins - 13/07/2020

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Seif Shaheen | Institute of Population Health Sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
Dr Raquel Granell, Dr Evie Stergiakouli, Prof Anita Thapar
Title of project: 
Do asthma and ADHD have shared developmental origins?
Proposal summary: 

Children with asthma are more likely to suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but we do not understand why; it may be because the two conditions are influenced by similar risk factors early in life or by similar genes which affect lung and brain development. We will investigate this in ALSPAC. Gaining a better understanding of the causes of these common childhood conditions could ultimately lead to ways to prevent them.

Impact of research: 
We will shed new light on why asthma and ADHD are associated in children.
Date proposal received: 
Sunday, 12 July, 2020
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 13 July, 2020
Epidemiology, Respiratory - asthma, Genetic epidemiology