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

May 25, 2018

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. READ MORE