Study says picky eaters could turn into anxious adults

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HOUSTON, TX - We all have food likes and dislikes, but when it comes to kids, a new study says picky eating may be more than a phase.

Research from Duke University, just published in the Journal Pediatrics, screened more than 1,000 children ages 2 to 5, and found 20 percent were picky eaters. The research said in extreme cases, children who are particular about whats on their plates are more likely to show symptoms of depression, anxiety, or ADHD.

Selective eating doesn't necessarily lead to disorders, according to the study, but it says some kids who are already anxious about eating may be more predisposed to psychological conditions.