Kids with Metabolic Syndrome perform worse at school

10:53 AM, Mar 4, 2013   |    comments
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children who have metabolic syndrome may perform worse in school than their healthier peers.

metabolic syndrome occurs when a child has three of five health conditions -- like obesity, low levels of good cholesterol, high triglycerides or blood pressure, or pre-diabetes.

researchers at BYU compared nearly fifty children with metabolic syndrome to a group of kids without the disorder.

they found those with metabolic syndrome had significantly lower math and spelling scores, and they had changes in their brain indicative of learning problems.

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