Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests

(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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;ndez C, Del Cura González I Abstract INTRODUCTION: Adjusted morbidity groups (AMG) are being used in the stratification of chronic patients in Primary Care (PC). The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics, prevalence of comorbidities, and use of PC services by chronic paediatric patients as well as to analyse factors associated with the weight of complexity according to AMG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted on patients
Source: Anales de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: An Pediatr (Barc) Source Type: research
ConclusionsA psychiatric diagnosis before GBP surgery was associated with delayed discharge and increased likelihood of reoperation within 30  days. Patients with a prior psychiatric diagnosis may, therefore, need additional attention and support.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionResults suggest a link between ADHD symptoms and obesity ‐related eating behaviors in early childhood, highlighting the need to address self‐regulation and healthy eating behaviors in the prevention of childhood obesity.
Source: Pediatric Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Many parents blame sugar for their children ’s hyperactive behavior. But the myth has been debunked.
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Women who were obese before pregnancy were approximately twice as likely to report that their child had ADHD or symptoms of hyperactivity.
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Prevalence of pediatric obesity has increased worldwide in the last 20 years. Obese children suffer not only physical complications but also mental health problems such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and eating disorders, a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Neuropsychopharmacology, Published online: 02 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0592-4Cross-disorder genetic analyses implicate dopaminergic signaling as a biological link between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and obesity measures
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Conclusions Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate may have clinical utility for BED in adolescents, but randomized, placebo-controlled studies of its efficacy, tolerability, and safety in this population are needed.
Source: Clinical Neuropharmacology - Category: Neurology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
While the keeping of pets has been shown to protect against childhood allergic disease and obesity, less is known regarding potential associations of prenatal pet keeping and attention deficit hyperactivity di...
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Conclusions:The absence of demographic or clinical predictors of OSA supports using general indications for PSG in children with ASD.Citation:Tomkies A, Johnson RF, Shah G, Caraballo M, Evans P, Mitchell RB. Obstructive sleep apnea in children with autism.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(10):1469–1476.
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