By Dennis Thompson 

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A teenager’s brain power appears to have little bearing on whether they will become overweight or obese as adults.

British researchers found that, on average, sharper teens weighed only slightly less in adulthood than siblings who scored lower on tests of thinking skills, according to a new study published April 13 in the journal PLOS Medicine.

The difference amounted to just under a half-pound for a 6-foot-tall adult, said lead author Liam Wright, a senior research fellow in population health at University College London.

“We found a very small association that in practice…


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