Study: higher birth weight indicates better performance in school

It’s no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection.

Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida (including our very own Jeffrey Roth, Ph.D.) and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children’s performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face.

Click the button below to read the entire article by April Frawley.

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