Obese kids ‘more likely to struggle at school’
0 Have your say Britain's obesity epidemic is damaging children's intelligence, suggests new research.
The study found youngsters with high blood pressure are more likely to struggle at school because the condition reduces brainpower.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, was once mainly seen just in adults.
But now the condition also affects one in 20 children thanks to bad diets, excess weight and not enough exercise.
One in three children is overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school in the UK.
High blood pressure has previously been linked with a decline in an... read more
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