May 20, 2013 4:32 AM by Lacey Steele

ADHD could lead to obesity

Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are two times more likely to be obese as adults, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics.

Researchers say some of the symptoms of ADHD could lead to poor eating choices, like a lack of impulse control and poor planning skills.

An inability to stick to a scheduled eating pattern could also be a cause of obesity.

They are advising pediatricians to monitor boys with ADHD for obesity.



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