Obese Children Have Less Developed Brains Than Other Children: Study

As childhood obesity becomes a bigger problem in America, here is one more reason to fight it!

  • Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that obesity and a higher BMI in children can have a negative impact on the brain’s connectivity.
  • Yale researchers came to the conclusion at the end of a study of 5,169 children between the ages of nine and ten.
  • The obese/high BMI children were found to experience thinning of the outer layer of the brain, meaning they will struggle more to juggle tasks, plan, and focus their attention on a singular task.