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Excessive homework may influence higher obesity rates in children

March 26, 2015

Excessive homework combined with the presence of school-related stress can negatively affect children’s weight, according to study data published in Obesity.

Children, especially boys, have higher adiposity indicators with high levels of mental work performed with a stress component, according to researchers. The study is the first to go beyond the acute effect of mental work on energy balance and to indicate associations between adiposity and homework profiles, according to researchers.

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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

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