A study of more than 350 children ages 6 to 10 published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that strong cognitive abilities could protect against obesity and sleep-disordered breathing, while poorer cognitive functioning increased the risk for adverse health outcomes. Lead author Karen Spruyt recommends that clinicians screen for sleep apnea and cognitive disorders among obese children.
Research links obesity, sleep apnea, cognitive ability in children
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