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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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Weight gain during pregnancy is decisive for the child’s health

By influencing the composition of babies’ intestinal microbiota, weight gain during pregnancy seems to be a decisive component in their long-term health.   Gaining too much weight during pregnancy constitutes a risk factor for various disorders in children, particularly obesity and asthma...
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Tell me how much Lactobacillus you have in your saliva, and I’ll tell you how likely you are to gain weight!

Low levels of Lactobacillus in the oral microbiota may predict weight gain over time.   According to recent studies, the composition of the intestinal microbiota, particularly the amount of bacteria from the genus Lactobacillus, may play a role in weight management. Danish researchers set...
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