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Childhood Obesity Linked To Neighborhood Social And Economic Status

Children in King County, Washington, are more likely to be obese if they live in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. Social Science & Medicine e-published the research this week in advance of printing it. […]

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Physical Fitness May Optimize Academic Success And Influence Socioeconomic Status

A study of young Swedish men has linked cardiovascular fitness with increased intelligence, better performance on cognitive tests, and higher educational achievement. Many earlier studies have linked physical exercise with cognition in animals and humans, but most of the human studies focused on children or older adults. The few studies of young adulthood—a time when […]

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