Researchers at UCLA say we don't get fat because we're lazy; we get lazy because we're fat! A study of lab rats shows junk food can lead to both obesity and laziness.


UT Health Cardiologist Dr. John Higgins says he's not surprised to hear junk food causes laziness. The ingredients in junk food and fast food are bad for heart health.


"High processed sugars as well as saturated fat and low fiber; we've known those types of foods are associated with the worsening of vascular function."


Dr. Higgins says this is all the more reason to keep kids away from junk food as much as possible. They need to be motivated to learn.


"Is this the right type of diet we want children, who are trying to learn, for example at school, or even college kids to be having if we want them to maximize their learning?"