by Mariana Bozesan
For the first time in the history of the German medical journal "Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift" (German Medical Weekly Magazine) and possibly worldwide, two children published their research on the correlation between bad nutrition, lack of sport and musical activity, and school results.
In 2006, 14 year old Philip and his 12 year old sister Hannah Neumann asked 729 school mates from the Lessing High school in Mannheim, Germany, about their habits regarding eating, sports, TV consumption, preoccupation with music.
Through the research evaluation, the siblings were able to identify a clear correlation between bad eating habits containing too much sugar, fast food, lack of sports, bad results in school, and overweight and diabetes.
More (in German) at http://www.spiegel.de/schulspiegel/wissen/0,1518,druck-524753,00.html