Researchers may have stumbled upon an interesting foreshadowing to obesity in adults. Clumsy kids may grow into a life of obesity, if a European study has any validity to it.
A study of thousands of British children found that those with the worst cognitive and physical function at the ages of seven and 11 were much more likely to be obese later in life. It’s unclear why there is a connection, but scientists are finding a number of connections between neurological problems and obesity. So, it may not be as ridiculous as it sounds. The most logical explanation may be that clumsy kids don’t exercise, then grow up to be sedentary adults. But the study hints at more complicated explanations.
August 14th, 2008