Second-hand smoke impacts both weight and cognitive functioning in kids

A new study from Georgia, reported in EurekAlert, looked at the effect of second-hand smoke on both weight gain and cognition in kids, and found a definite interaction on both fronts – an increase in “fatness” and a decline in cognitive functioning.  This preventable environmental influence is certainly one to tackle from a health promotion perspective, but also an important factor to consider when doing cognitive assessments.

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