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New Study Reveals Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity in Adulthood

New Study Reveals Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity in Adulthood

A new study published in Pediatrics reveals a link between childhood ADHD and obesity in adulthood. The study, which is the first long-term study of its kind, was led by The Child Study Center's Dr. Xavier Castellanos and assesses the health outcomes of children diagnosed with ADHD, focusing on obesity and Body Mass Index. “Our results found that even when you control for other factors often associated with increased obesity rates such as socioeconomic status, men diagnosed with ADHD were at a significantly higher risk to suffer from high BMI and obesity as adults,” Dr. Castellanos is quoted as saying. Read more at the links below.

Press Release: First Long-Term Study Reveals Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity

TIME: ADHD May Prime Boys for Obesity

Reuters: Childhood ADHD Tied to Obesity Decades Later

CBS: Study: ADHD in Childhood Linked to Obesity in Adulthood

US News: ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

Discovery: Childhood ADHD Linked with Adult Obesity

(May 19, 2013)