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An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight. Three of those regions influence adult metabolism, and appear to affect longer-term outcomes such as ...
Genetics Dec 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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Overweight and Obesity Sep 18, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 5 |
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Cancer Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
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Medications Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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Attention deficit disorders Feb 19, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. The term overweight rather than obese is often used in children as it is less stigmatizing.
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