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Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Associated With Impaired Brain Function in Adolescents, NYU Langone Medical Center Study


9/4/2012 7:33:15 AM

A new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine reveals for the first time that metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with cognitive and brain impairments in adolescents and calls for pediatricians to take this into account when considering the early treatment of childhood obesity. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health under award number DK083537, and in part by award number 1ULIRR029892, from the National Center for Research Resources, appears online September 3 in Pediatrics.

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