In a study published in the journal Child Development, the Gable and his colleagues found that children who are overweight from kindergarten to grade five are always getting a bad grade on a math test since stepping on a first-class. Weight status would have no effect.
Many parents think that fat and chubby children are healthy children. In fact, if observed closely, obese children tend to be less agile.
In fact a recent study in the U.S. revealed that children who are overweight may not have a good academic performance, particularly in subjects like math colleagues who have normal weight.
Although this study found no direct causal relationship between the condition of being overweight or obese, and performance in school, researchers found that children who have started fat from kindergarten to grade 5 are always getting bad grades on tests of mathematics subjects.
“The kids like this rather than less intelligent, but the performance is not good,” said lead researcher Sara Gable, an associate professor and specialist in nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Gable suspected interpersonal problems, and internalizing behaviors that lead to weight gain may affect children’s performance in mathematics courses.
“We know, in general, children who have a poor relationship with his friends also do not have good performance in school,” he continued. “So also with children who have internalizing behaviors. Internalizing behaviors such as anxiety, worry, do not feel has a lot of friends and often sad.”
Children who have problems with her weight also tend to have internalized behavior and do not have good interpersonal skills, “he added.” It could be that the effect is an accumulation from year to year. “
In a study published in the journal Child Development, the Gable and his colleagues found that children who are overweight from kindergarten to grade 5 are always getting a bad grade on a math test since stepping on a first-class. Weight status would have no effect.
“That means there are some aspects of the school environment that affect children’s performance,” Gable said as quoted by HealthDay, Friday (15/06/2012).
One factor found to researchers when teachers were asked to rate the level of interpersonal skills and behaviors of children internalization. The teachers also tend to assess children who are overweight have internalizing behaviors than their peers who never obese.
In particular, teachers are also more likely to be found obese girls was the most frequent problems with his peers than with peers whose weight is normal and it is not found in boys.
Gable said there might be another factor that appears. For example, obese children often miss school to miss class. Obese children are also more likely to have sleep disorders, which if untreated, can affect performance during the day or during school hours.