ADHD Link with Childhood Obesity

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Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese adults, according to a study published online in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers compared height, weight, and other measurements in 5,718 participants as part of the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Those with ADHD during childhood were more likely to be obese or become obese later in life when compared to those without ADHD. Researchers suspect neurological abnormalities as a result of ADHD inhibit satiety and satisfaction and recommend dietary counseling as part of treatment.

Castaneda RLA, Kumar S, Voigt RG, et al. Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sex, and obesity: a longitudinal population-based study. Mayo Clin Proc. Published online February 4, 2016.

Tip of the Day

Serve with small plates! To help with portion control, use a smaller plate for meals, like a salad plate. That way you can finish your entire plate without overeating.

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