Mrs. Weer’d brings us our daily dose of junk science:
Childhood obesity affects math performance in school, along with child’s social skills and well being, according to a new study published in the journal Child Development….Kids who were obese throughout the study period performed worse on math tests in the first through fifth grades than children who were not obese.
GRANT FISHING!!! Let’s look a little more:
In addition to the math performance findings, obese children reportedly felt sadder, lonelier and more anxious than kids of healthier weights. Researchers said this emotional well being also could contribute to their poorer performances in math….While weight may indeed contribute to poor school performance, there are likely several confounding factors that also contribute to an obese child’s overall well-being, experts said.
“Obesity does not prevent kids from doing math, but obesity develops in families where there may be less oversight, less education, fewer resources,” said Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale Prevention Center.
Correlation does NOT mean causation. Really we’re not talking about fat kids at all, we’re talking about a family that fosters fat kids, and social stigma that teases the fat kid. Hey, but when our “Progressive” dictators are pushing to ban foods and drinks “for our own good”, they’re looking for as many crappy studies that will frame the debate EXACTLY how they want it, and are willing to pay for it.
Good job guys!