Brain changes in obese children

Overweight children have less grey matter in the front parts of the brain...
29 October 2019
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Chris Smith.


Measuring an obese stomach


One in five UK children are obese. The biological and social factors behind this are complex, but the long term consequences range from cardiovascular and liver disease to diabetes. Now, according to a new study, it may even affect the development of a child’s brain too, with overweight children showing a thinner cortex in the parts of the brain concerned with self-control and decision-making. Speaking with Chris Smith, Cambridge University neuroscientist Lisa Ronan…


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