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ADHD Linked to Teen Obesity, Physical Inactivity 05 Mar 2014 18:47 #315

ADHD Linked to Teen Obesity, Physical Inactivity
Posted March 5, 2014 by Rick Nauert PhD reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

While it may seem paradoxical, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be sedentary and become obese teenagers.

Experts have acknowledged a link between ADHD and obesity for quite some time although whether one leads to the other has been unclear.

A new Finnish study sought to clarify the relationship by following children through to adolescence.

The new investigation, which followed almost 7000 children in Finland, found that those who had ADHD symptoms at age eight had significantly higher odds of being obese at age 16.


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