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Obese students far less likely to finish high school, Swedish study says
Obese students far less likely to finish high school, Swedish study says

Researchers have identified a new problem associated with childhood obesity – failure to finish high school. A new study from Sweden finds that teens who received medical treatment for obesity were far less likely to graduate from upper secondary school than their slimmer peers. The gap in the graduation rate was startling – 56% of the obese students finished all 12 years of schooling, compared with 76% of their classmates. “The differences are much larger than we predicted,” the study authors said in a statement. They presented their results this week at the European Congress on Obesity meeting in Prague. The research team, from the Karolinska...

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