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Kirk SF, Kuhle S, Ohinmaa A, Colman I, Veugelers PJ (2012)

Objective: To explore the commonly recorded diagnoses in overweight and obese children presenting to a clinical care setting compared with their normal-weight peers.
Results: Overweight and obese children were more likely to have had a diagnosis of internalizing disorders, asthma, other respiratory disorders, obesity, otitis media, and chronic adenoid/tonsil disorder. Conversely, normal-weight children were more likely to have a diagnosis of conduct disorder or other mental diseases. Except for internalizing disorders, overweight and obese children also had significantly higher health care costs for these conditions.
Additional Information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21885058