Researchers studying overeating in children and teens found what they call a strong link to drug use. The Boston Children's Hospital study looked at girls and boys as young as 9 and as old as 24.
Girls were more likely to binge eat than boys, according to the data, and there was a connection between overeaters and marijuana and drug use.
Researchers say their findings suggest that lack of control is an important indicator of the severity of overeating episodes, but they aren't sure why that's connected to possible drug use. Regardless, nutritionists say it's another good reason to screen teens for eating problems.
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