Obesity Impacts Children's Learning and Memory

Obesity Impacts Children’s Learning and Memory
Posted on 07/18/2018

HLM Highlights: 

-A new study out of Brown University suggests that children who are overweight or obese in their first two years of life will have lower perceptual reasoning and memory scores later in their childhood. 

-The study is one of the first of its kind to illustrate that obesity can effect how children learn, remember and manage their impulses. 

-The study occured during the time when the children's brian is developing neurological pathways that influence their overall performance and functioning.

-Not all cognitive tests in the study showed decreased functioning in overweight children vs lean children. 


Read the full article here: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2018/05/weightstatus