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MAR 05, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Childhood ADHD linked to obesity in teens

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may put children at higher risk of becoming obese in adolescence, a new study suggests. Although previous reports have linked ADHD and obesity, it hasn't been clear exactly what explains the relationship or whether the behavioral difficulties or extra weight tends to come first. "In general, people think of children with hyperactivity as moving around a lot and therefore should be slim," so this connection seems counterintuitive, senior author Alina Rodriguez said. But kids who have ADHD tend ... Read More

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