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A recent study published in the journal Child Development found obese elementary school children performed worse on math tests than did their peers without weight problems. But it’s not that these children are less smart, they face self-esteem and anxiety issues that detract from their learning.

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A recent study published in the journal Child Development found obese elementary school children performed worse on math tests than did their peers without weight problems. But it’s not that these children are less smart, they face self-esteem and anxiety issues that detract from their learning.

Researchers analyzed data tracking 6,250 children nationwide from kindergarten through fifth grade. They compared the academic performance of students who were obese in kindergarten or first grade and remained so through fifth grade with children who were never obese. When children were tested one-on-one in math, those who were obese began scoring lower than their peers as early as in the first grade.

Obese children who do not feel accepted by their peers often exhibit feelings of loneliness, sadness and anxiety that can hinder their academic performance. A classroom situation such as writing on the board in front of their peers very anxiety producing

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