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ADHD and Obesity

ADHD and Obesity
 
A meta-analysis of 42 published and unpublished studies showed a significant increase in obesity in both children and adults with ADHD when compared to those without ADHD. The prevalence of obesity in children with ADHD was increased by 40% over those without ADHD; in adults, the prevalence was increased by 70%. This may be important information for clinicians and parents to consider when conducting an evaluation for ADHD and in recommending treatment. 
 
To learn more, visit: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.15020266
 
Contributor:
Julie Steck, Ph.D., HSPP
CRG/Children’s Resource Group

 
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