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How does obesity affect a child's learning abilities in school?
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
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In brief: More fatigue
Kids who are obese often have difficulty sleeping at night- and can even develop sleep apnea- this leads to poor nighttime rest and daytime fatigue making learning very difficult.
Also, poor diet can negatively affect concentration and attention spans.

In brief: More fatigue
Kids who are obese often have difficulty sleeping at night- and can even develop sleep apnea- this leads to poor nighttime rest and daytime fatigue making learning very difficult.
Also, poor diet can negatively affect concentration and attention spans.
Dr. Laura Webb
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