Study finds early-life obesity impacts children’s learning and memory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —A new study led by Nan Li, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Epidemiology, found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than lean children when tested at ages five and eight. The study also indicated that IQ scores may be lower for higher-weight children.

(Distributed May 25, 2018)

Dr. George Koob Director of the NIAAA, speaks at the School of Public Health

Providence, R.I. [Brown University School of Public Health]- On February 22nd, 2018, the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies welcomed George Koob, PhD, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), to give a presentation on the neurocircuitry involved in addiction. His presentation, “Neurobiology of Addiction: The Gain in the Brain Is in the Pain,” drew staff, students, and faculty from across the university.

(Distributed March 8, 2018)
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