Research Shows Overeating in Childhood Linked to Drug Abuse
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on December 11, 2012 @ 7:18PM
Created on December 11, 2012 @ 5:45PM
Some researchers think that bad nutrition habits during childhood can actually lead to abusing drugs later in life.
Habits like overeating or binge eating sometimes give people the feeling that they just can't stop. Scientists have found that feeling of losing control can lead to health issues like obesity, depression, binge drinking, and drug use.
But some doctors said they think it's still a little too early to tell whether or not obesity is directly linked to drug abuse.
"Binge eating may therefore be an early indicator of an underlying psychological problem that can be corrected with early intervention. Lack of intervention, could it lead to binge drinking or the use of drugs? Possibly so," said Dr. Mark Povroznik, UHC Chief Quality Officer.
Doctors also said that binge eating can lead to things like depression and obesity. If a teen is binge eating, it can be treated through intervention.
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