Imbalance in gut bacteria may play critical role in obesity development
A new analysis found differences in the gut bacteria seen in adults with obesity, suggesting that changes in the gut microbiota that predispose to adult obesity may begin in early childhood.
Addressing atypical anorexia: Part 1
Contemporary Pediatrics sat down with Dr. Erin Harrop, an assistant professor at University of Denver in Colorado and a licensed medical social worker to talk about atypical anorexia nervosa, including diagnostic challenges.
Improving built environments could help address adolescent obesity
Built environments, but not social and economic environments, were negatively associated with BMI and overweight or obesity status, with a stronger association among adolescents with longer exposure to their built environment.
Butyrate effective for treating pediatric obesity
In a recent study, reductions in body mass index along with further beneficial effects were found when using oral butyrate supplementation for treating pediatric obesity.
Treating pediatric obesity
In part 1 of our obesity series, Katherine H. Saunders, MD, DABOM, discusses methods of treating pediatric obesity, including medicines approved by the FDA and the advantages of Intellihealth.
School-based physical activity can curb childhood obesity rates
A study from Slovenia suggests a physical activity intervention that would require physical activity every day while at school was effective for reducing BMI and reversing obesity in young children.
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