ADHD - Child's Obesity
A child, especially girl, with ADHD or sleep disorders, can develop problems with childhood obesity, which can carry into her adulthood. Creative commons image by VanessaQ.

ADHD and Other Disorders May Be Tied to Childhood Obesity

A study from Mexico revealed that children who battle neurological disorders may also have issues with childhood obesity. In fact, researchers said that conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep issues can be a root cause of obesity in children. Childsobesity.com explored the topic about later meals and that they do not contribute to childhood…


Is a Child’s Nutrition and Behavior Linked?

Hyperactivity, tantrums, ADHD and even short attention span are terms that reverberate albeit painfully with some parents. You may have seen them try to battle this at a restaurant, in your neighborhood and sometimes they might be also present in children that are schooling. Even though this might be quite difficult to handle, there are great…


Prepregnancy Obesity, ADHD and Childhood Obesity Risk

Children born to obese mothers have a greater risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and childhood obesity. Maternal obesity (during pregnancy) has been known to raise the risk of children getting obese, in addition to increasing the risk of infant death. New research shows that women with a high pre-pregnancy BMI (greater than 35) have…


Connection Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Overweight and obese children are at a higher risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a breathing disorder common in overweight kids and adults in which people experience irregular heart beats and repeated stopping and starting of breathing during sleep. Interrupted breathing reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood. Untreated sleep apnea may…