Weight may affect school performance in teens

About one in 12 Americans under the age of 18 have metabolic syndrome, which is 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 also have lower attention spans.

Researchers say the findings are a warning for families, as even a few years of metabolic syndrome may cause negative effects. 

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