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MU Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

AURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 13: A child sits in a nutrition class during the Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 13, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-week family-centered program held by the Denver area Children's Hospital teaches youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, as a longer lasting weight-loss alternative to dieting. Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

MU Study Finds Link Between Weight and Math Performance

Boys and girls whose obesity persisted from the start of kindergarten through fifth grade performed worse on the math tests.

06/14/2012