Kids who get early antibiotics have greater chronic health risks

Children who take antibiotics before the age of 2 are at risk of combinations of chronic health conditions, particularly when they take multiple prescriptions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Does cadmium exposure drive obesity?

New findings in mice indicate a link between cadmium exposure and obesity in female offspring.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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More vitamin D in first year may cut later obesity risk

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.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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Metabolic syndrome triples COVID-19 death risk

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.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Adults with obesity have higher swine flu risk

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.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Newborn sepsis risk linked to maternal obesity

New findings link maternal obesity and a higher risk of sepsis among newborn babies. The researchers suggest why, and a potential prevention strategy.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~6 min

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To regulate weight gain, control inflammation?

"...we believe it may be possible to control obesity and the complications of obesity by better regulating inflammation."

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
May 10, 2020 ~5 min

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Can transplanting poop viruses treat obesity and diabetes?

A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

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When grandparents raise kids, obesity risk may go up

Children whose grandparents raise them may have an increased risk of childhood obesity, a new study shows.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Active babies may have lower obesity risk later

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."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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