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Obese and lean children have different gut bacteria

New York: Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study. The study finds gut microbiota or gut flora is closely related to fat distribution in children and teenagers. “Our findings show children and teenagers with obesity have a different

Why teenagers become obese at puberty

London: When young teenagers reach puberty, both girls and boys tend to experience a rapid drop in the number of calories that they burn, finds a new study. The research, that also explains the dramatic rise in childhood obesity in puberty, found that 15-year-olds use 400 to 500 fewer calories while at rest per day

Dysfunction in brain linked to sweet cravings in obese people

New York: Obese people may find it difficult to stay away from sweet foods than individuals who are lean, because of a dysfunction in their brains, finds a new study. Extra body fat can exert effects on how our brains perceive rewards when we eat sweets, the study said. The findings showed that the reward

Obese toddlers consume larger meals but don’t eat more often

London: Obese infants consume larger mealsbut do not eat more frequently than healthy toddlers, a new study has found. Hayley Syrad from University of London in the UK and colleagues used parent- reported intake for 2564 children aged 4-18 months to study meal size and meal frequency in relation to weight. They found that overweight