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Inherited excess weight: intestinal microbiota and mode of delivery act in concert

A mother can transmit her excess weight to her child. Canadian researchers describe how the mode of delivery and certain modifications of the child’s intestinal microbiota could act together in this weight transfer.   Children born to a mother who is herself overweight or obese (OWOB) bef...
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Obesity and insulin sensitivity: not everyone is equal!

Researchers have recently shown that insulin sensitivity could be different in obese men and women, due to the composition of their intestinal microbiota.   We know that intestinal dysbiosis can lead to metabolic disorders, including a decrease in insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic obese...
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Child malnutrition

Child malnutrition is not only due to a deficit or excess in dietary intake. The intestinal microbiota may also be involved.
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