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Eat Behav. 2006 Aug;7(3):266-74. Epub 2005 Oct 17.

Associations among overeating, overweight, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a structural equation modelling approach.

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  • 1Departments of Kinesiology and Health Science and Psychology, Bethune College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3. cdavis@yorku.ca

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Some recent studies have reported strong links between obesity and ADHD in adults; however, to date, little work has focussed on possible behavioural mechanisms that could account for this association.

METHOD:

This study used structural equation modelling (SEM) in a sample of healthy adult women to test the predictions that ADHD symptoms predict aspects of overeating, including binge eating and emotionally-induced eating, which in turn are positively correlated with Body Mass Index.

RESULTS:

The SEM produced a non-significant chi-square and both the measurement model and the structural model fit the data very well.

CONCLUSIONS:

Plausible mechanisms are discussed to help explain how the symptomatology of ADHD could foster different forms of overeating.

PMID:
16843230
DOI:
10.1016/j.eatbeh.2005.09.006
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