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Children with a high BMI more likely to have pedestrian injuries

A study conducted at the University of Iowa has shown that overweight and obese children are at a greater risk for pedestrian injury. The researchers examined 206 children between the ages of 7 and 8 in a virtual environment. By studying the choices that...
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Gut microbiome change to treat polycystic ovary syndrome

A new study suggests that modifying gut bacteria may help treat the symptoms of those suffering with polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS). Researchers at San Diego University in California used mouse models that mimicked PCOS by administering letrozole,...
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Obesity increases risk factor for rare types of stroke in women

Obese women who use the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) are at an increased risk of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), compared with their normal weight peers that do not use the OCP. Researchers from the Netherlands conducted a small study into the associations...
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Do school assessments really help?

Classifying children as overweight or obese in school reports does not precede any short term changes in BMI. This is the conclusion of a collaborative study from New York University and Columbia University. In the USA, public health officials have called...
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