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Evidence of link between obesity and ADHD

· Lifestyle,health,diet

Did you know that research is showing a link between obesity and ADHD in both children and adults.

Obesity is considered to be the number one most serious health issue facing adults and children in the developed world.

Being overweight or being obese increases the risk of developing one of the major chronic diseases such as: Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke and certain types of cancers. 

Of great concern to those who are focused on ADHD, is the fact that the research is showing a link between obesity and ADHD in both children and adults.

In 2013, a 33-year study was published which investigated the relationship between BMI (body mass index) and ADHD.

The researchers recruited 207 boys (average age 8 years) and they were followed-up, at ages 18, 25 and 41 years. 

The results revealed that the men who had childhood ADHD had significantly higher BMI and obesity than men without childhood ADHD. 

The conclusions drawn from this study were that children with ADHD are at an increased risk of become obese adults.

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