ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids, Johns Hopkins University Study

Published: Mar 18, 2014

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Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to gain more weight than their peers as they enter their teen years, a new study finds. The weight differences seem to be most pronounced for kids who had taken stimulant medications to control their symptoms, suggesting that there might be something about the drugs themselves that aggravate the problem, the researchers said.

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