ADHD drugs a danger to bone health

Children who take medication for attention deficit hyperactivity have lower bone density than those who don’t, a large US study has demonstrated.

The study, presented at the Endocrine Society annual conference in Boston, looked at a population sample of 6,500 children, 160 of whom were taking stimulants commonly prescribed for ADHD such as methylphenidate and amphetamine.

After adjusting for age, sex,