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Childhood obesity can adversely affect brain function in middle age

SBS Finnish

Research shows active kids have better cognitive outcomes in later life

Published 26 June 2022 at 10:17pm
By Gareth Boreham
Source: SBS

A world-first study has found childhood obesity can adversely affect brain function in middle age. Those physically active and fitter in their early years were more likely to have better thinking skills when tested more than three decades later.


Published 26 June 2022 at 10:17pm
By Gareth Boreham
Source: SBS


The study followed the path of more than 1200 participants from 1985.  They were then tested between 2017 and 2019 at the age of 39 to 50.  And those fitter in their youth were found in middle age to have speedier information processing abilities, attention and overall cognitive function.

 


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