Bad health may mean bad grades for your kid

About one in 12 Americans under the age of 18 have metabolic syndrome, a combination of obesity, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, and other health risks.

A recent study shows teens with metabolic syndrome score significantly lower on math and spelling exams, and have lower attention spans. 

Researchers say the findings are a warning for families as even a few years of metabolic syndrome may cause brain complications.

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