Children who take antibiotics before the age of 2 are at risk of combinations of chronic health conditions, particularly when they take multiple prescriptions.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
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Higher levels of vitamin D in a child's first year may offer a shield against obesity and high blood pressure during the teen years, a new study shows.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~4 min
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Patients with metabolic syndrome were at 3.4 times higher risk of death due to COVID-19 and five times more likely to go to the ICU.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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Obesity increases susceptibility to H1N1 flu, a new study finds. It may help clarify why diseases like the flu and COVID-19 affect people differently.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~5 min
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New findings link maternal obesity and a higher risk of sepsis among newborn babies. The researchers suggest why, and a potential prevention strategy.
June 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
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Infants who spend less time moving in their first year may have greater risk of obesity later. "Even in infancy it's important for children to move freely."
Jan. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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