Mommy Monday: Your Son's ADHD Linked to Obesity?
Mommy Monday: Researchers look at your son's chances of becoming obese later in life if he has ADHD.
The American Academy of Pediatrics found that men with childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are twice as likely to have a higher body mass index and obesity rates than those who didn't have ADHD.
Authors say it's because the lack of impulse control and poor planning skills that's associated with ADHD.
They say that could lead to poor eating habits and food choices.
Researchers say this study shows that boys who are diagnosed with ADHD should be monitored for long-term risk of obesity.