By Denise Mann 

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Kids who are overweight or obese often struggle with school work, and now new research provides clues on how excess weight may harm the developing brain.

“The main takeaway is to raise awareness about brain health consequences of obesity besides physical health consequences, especially since obesity rates are very high and continue to rise,” said study author Simone Kaltenhauser, a post-graduate research fellow in radiology and biomedical imaging at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

About one in every five American kids is now obese, according to the…


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