More brain stimulation in children helps reduce obesity risk

Previous studies have found that for 5-year-olds, the brain consumes almost half of the energy consumed by the whole body. At the same time, the growth of children’s weight slows down when the energy required for brain development increases; with the increase of children’s age, the energy required for brain development decreases, and the growth of weight increases correspondingly. The researchers believe that changes in the energy required for brain development in children may affect the energy consumption patterns and weight gain patterns of children. If we can quantify the change pattern of energy required by children’s brain, it may help to develop a targeted early education system, which can not only promote brain development, but also reduce the risk of obesity.