Obstetrics & gynaecology

Smoking during pregnancy may raise odds of overweight children

New research has turned up another reason for women to avoid smoking during pregnancy. A recent study published in the journal Gut Microbes has found an association between mothers smoking during pregnancy and a higher risk ...


Gut microbiota acts like an auxiliary liver, study finds

Microbes in the mammalian gut can significantly change their hosts' amino acid and glucose metabolism, acting almost like an extra liver, according to a new preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

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