Is There a Link Between Childhood Obesity and ADHD?

A University of Illinois study has established a possible link between high-fat diets and such childhood brain-based conditions as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and memory-dependent learning disabilities.

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Intrigued by the recent upsurge in both child obesity and adverse childhood psychological conditions, including impulsivity, depression, and ADHD, researchers examined the short-term effects of a high-fat versus a low-fat diet on the behavior of two groups of four-week-old mice.