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Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls, says new study

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The results showed that girls who were obese, as measured by BMI (body mass index) at age 11 had lower academic attainment at 11, 13 and 16 years when compared to those of a healthy weight. The study took into account possible mediating factors but found that these did not affect the overall results. Attainment in the core subjects of English, Math and Science for obese girls was lower by an amount equivalent to a D instead of a C, which was the average in the sample.
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