Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome and Functional and Structural Brain Impairments in Adolescence

Source: Pediatrics, 2012, doi: 10.1542 (early view)

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Date of publication: 3rd September, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examines the documented rise in metabolic syndrome in adolescents and its association with obesity. The study found that obese teens who have this syndrome may demonstrate poorer cognitive function, which may be linked to poorer academic performance. The authors suggest that brain function tests should be one of the parameters evaluated when considering treatment of the obese adolescent.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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