Maternal weight and infections in early childhood: a cohort study

Children born to overweight mothers are at greater risk of complications during childbirth and congenital malformations. Some minor cohort studies have shown a connection between the overweight of the mother and the risk of infection in the child. In a cohort study led by Sven-Arne Silfverdal (one of our researchers in NorthPop) it was investigated

Bowel bacteria and obesity

Most of us know that there are lots of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. But what many do not know is that these bacteria weigh 1 to 2 kg and have about one hundred times more genes than one person! They are of great importance to our well-being, health and are proposed to reduce the

Being overweight increasingly common in the world

Excess weight and obesity during childhood is associated with great risks to future health. Body mass index (BMI, which is the weight in kg divided by the square of the height in cm) is a common measure of excess weight and obesity even though normal values for children are different from those of adults. A summary of the situation

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