Study shows link between ADHD and increased obesity risk in boys


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369089969&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4064780&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369089969 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A new study has found that  boys who are diagnosed with ADHD may be at an increased risk for becoming obese later on in life.

Researchers who conducted the study cite the lack of impulse control and poor planning skills associated with the disease as the key component.

They study chronicled men who were diagnosed with the disease as children, and it found that they were twice as likely to have problems with weight control into adulthood.

Although more research needs to be conducted, researchers are suggesting boys who are diagnosed with the disease be monitored for long-term obesity risks.

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