Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth

Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth

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Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds.
22 Sep 2016 - General
It is a well known fact that obesity is increasingly becoming a huge threat to the overall health of the population. There are hundreds of research and studies that are conducted to find reasons why obesity is increasing in the younger generation, and slowly answers are coming to light. This is one such great discovery. Imbalance in gut flora can lead to many problems, but I had never before heard that it can increase the risk of obesity. "Youths who are obese are more likely to be obese in...
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To maintain a healthy weight is very necessary for all individuals regardless of age and gender. If you are underweight that is also problematic in terms of weakness and deficiency. If you are obese than there are more chances of developing heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus and some types of cancer. The childhood obesity is really worrisome as new research has shown that children who are obese have a higher level of short chain fatty acids in their blood than the normal weight chi...
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