Study: Overweight children struggle with math

June 14, 2012 9:52:29 AM PDT
Children who are overweight may not perform as well in school, especially with math.

Findings show that children who start kindergarten overweight and are still overweight after fifth grade, performed worse on math tests than fit children.

It's believed that interpersonal troubles and internalizing behaviors may be why weight may affect math performance.

This study appears in the journal Child Development.