Obesity Linked to Learning Difficulties in Children

As if we all needed one more reason to try to cut weight, a recent study has linked obesity to lower academic performance in children.  The study compared overweight and non overweight children from the same socioeconomic class, and found that children with Metabolic Syndrome (a combination of high weight, insulin resistance and suboptimal cholesterol levels) came up seriously lacking in performance on standardized tests.  Few studies have considered the effects of increased weight on the brains of children, but this study found that the physical structure of the brain is even impacted by weight problems.  Red the full article from Red Orbit below. 

Obesity Linked To Learning Difficulties In Children (via redOrbit)

John Neumann for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study published online in the journal Pediatrics this week finds that children suffering from obesity had poorer scores on thinking tests, mirroring results from a similar study done with adults. Researchers called the results important and…

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