Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Adult obesity linked to ADHD as child - UPI.com

Adult obesity linked to ADHD as child - UPI.com

Researchers say there's a link between childhood ADHD and adult obesity, and the greater the number of ADHD symptoms a child has the more likely they may be to be overweight in adulthood. The study looked at symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity along with body mass index for 15,197 teens who were studied between 1995 and 2009.

I saw a figure once that 70% of morbidly obese people have ADD. I really think there's a connection here. Scientists are beginning to learn that the brain itself can become insulin resistant. Perhaps that's why many people who do low carb or ketogenic diets to lose weight find themselves thinking more clearly, have more drive and a better mood.

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