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Meta-Analysis Finds Association Between Obesity and ADHD in Adults, Children

Adults and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely than those without the condition to be obese, according to a meta-analysis of studies appearing in AJP in Advance.Independent studies evaluating whether an association between obesity and ADHD exists have drawn conflicting conclusions. To examine the relationship between obesity and ADHD, an international team of researchers searched through a broad range of databases and unpublished material to identify population-based studies and clinical studies of individuals with ADHD compared with non-ADHD controls. Of the forty-two studies (which included 728,136 people)...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 2 September, 2015

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