A review of the association between obesity and cognitive function across the lifespan: implications for novel approaches to prevention and treatment

@article{Smith2011ARO,
  title={A review of the association between obesity and cognitive function across the lifespan: implications for novel approaches to prevention and treatment},
  author={E. Smith and P. Hay and L. Campbell and J. Trollor},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={12}
}
Recent research suggests that increased adiposity is associated with poor cognitive performance, independently of associated medical conditions. The evidence regarding this relationship is examined in this review article. A relatively consistent finding across the lifespan is that obesity is associated with cognitive deficits, especially in executive function, in children, adolescents and adults. However, as illustrated by contradictory studies, the relationship between obesity and cognition is… Expand
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