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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Is maternal hyperglycemia teratogenic?

Rates of childhood obesity and T2DM are rising.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
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Vitamin D deficiency is not associated with gestational diabetes

GDM affects 1%-14% of all pregnancies.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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GBS and CD antibiotic prophylaxis and effects on infant gut microbiome

Alterations in gut microflora have been associated with obesity, colon cancer, and allergy.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cancer
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Obese young adults face higher colon cancer risk later

Meta-analysis shows 13% increase with every 5 kg/m2 hike in BMI.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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Does cesarean delivery affect child cognitive development?

Small increased risk seen, but underlying factors are not clear.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Epdemiol
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Mothers' prepregnancy BMI affects age of puberty onset in girls

Earlier onset is associated with several negative outcomes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obesity (Silver Spring)
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An early window for pregnancy weight gain effects on infant birth weight

Too little or too much weight gain in early pregnancy is a key factor in birth weight.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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AAP issues new guidelines for pediatric hypertension

First-line treatment remains the same: lifestyle changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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Bigger kids have higher colon cancer risk as adults

Children with above average height and BMI are at increased risk for colon cancer as adults.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Children who sleep less at greater risk for type 2 diabetes

Sleep duration was associated with risk factors for the disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from Surg Obes Relat Dis
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Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: how long should you wait?

Small study shows difference for most morbidity with pregnancy <2 y vs >2 y from surgery.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obes Facts
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Pediatric obesity: cutting high-fructose corn syrup reduces hepatic steatosis

6-wk study shows no weight loss despite reduced caloric intake.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obesity (Silver Spring)
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Is PCOS more metabolic than gynecological?

Weight gain shifts from womb to adolescence may be a factor in PCOS