Obesity Impairs Academic Attainment In Adolescence

This new study by Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol universities suggests obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic results during their teenage years. The results suggested that girls who were obese, as measured by BMI (body mass index) at age 11, had lower academic attainment at 11, 13 and 16 years when compared to those of a healthy weight. Leadership Briefing issue 8.08 (92)

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