Published on 1/01/2020 4:12: | Source: ANI

Obesity can affect children`s working memory

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New Delhi :

Obese children have lower working memory in comparison to children with normal weight, a new study has demonstrated. The study published in JAMA Pediatrics and performed at the University of Vermont and Yale University found that obese children had a thinner prefrontal cortex than normal-weight children. The thinner cortex could be a factor in the decreased executive function earlier studies observed among children with higher BMI.
The study analysed results from 3,190 nine- and 10-year-olds recruited at 21 ABCD sites in 2017.