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Can we evaluate the risk of childhood obesity based on the intestinal flora?

The composition of the gut microbiota of a two-year old child could predict their subsequent risk of obesity, according to a Norwegian study that opens up new outlooks on the prevention of this disorder that keeps gaining ground all over the world.   Although poor diet and insufficient ph...
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Choose your cleaning supplies carefully to shield your children from obesity!

Some household cleaning products have an impact on the gut microbiota of newborns. Those that are used as disinfectants could promote even more the development of bacteria associated to higher obesity rates later in life.   Less is often more. This saying can also be applied to house clea...
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Genesis of intestinal flora in babies: where are we now?

Does microbial colonization begin in utero? A review published in the journal Nature summarizes the history of research and opinions on a controversial subject which has not yet yielded all its secrets.   Experts have long considered the uterus to be a completely sterile environment. This...
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