Boys With ADHD Have Trouble Maintaining Their Weight


By Molly Clifton

New research in the journal Pediatrics suggests boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, should be monitored for long-term risk of obesity.

NYU researchers looked at men who had ADHD as children, and found them twice as likely to struggle with their current weight because they lack impulse control and have poor planning skills.


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