ADHD in Children Linked to Adult Obesity. Treatment Prevents it.

A new study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic suggests that female children who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to become obese later in life compared to children who do not have the condition.

Kumar and her team discovered that female participants who had ADHD experienced a twofold higher risk for obesity throughout their childhood and adult lives compared to those who did not have the condition.

They also found that children who received stimulant treatment for their ADHD did not experience any increased risk of obesity as a result of the procedure.

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http://www.techtimes.com/articles/130905/20160205/adhd-in-girls-shapes-possibility-of-adult-obesity-study.htm

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shu uemura
shu uemura
5 years ago

Note that this longitudinal study of children with ADHD found that, among girls at least, the condition was associated with roughly a doubling in the risk of obesity in later life.