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Obesity is Related to Multiple Functional Abdominal Diseases.

J Pediatr. 2009 Mar;154(3):444-6

Authors: Teitelbaum JE, Sinha P, Micale M, Yeung S, Jaeger J

Analysis of the body mass index of pediatric patients with gastrointestinal complaints as a whole and by disease subgroup revealed a greater percentage of obese patients with constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, encopresis, and functional abdominal pain compared with local and New Jersey control populations.

PMID: 19874760 [PubMed - in process]

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