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Chubby Babies Are Born To Vitamin D Deficient Mothers

Decreased vitamin D status is common among young women in the UK, and although women are recommended to take an additional 10g/day of vitamin D in pregnancy, supplementation is currently not routine. Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been associated to obesity in children and adults, but not much is known regarding how a mother’s Read more

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C-Section Delivery Increases The Chance Of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and childhood obesity can lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, Read more

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Novel Gene PRDM16 Plays Critical Role In Craniofacial Development

Facial birth defects are conditions that are present in the baby at birth. These defects usually develop during the first trimester of pregnancy when organs are developing. Facial Cleft Birth Defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. Other causes include chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to infections in time of pregnancy, Rh incompatibility, folic acid Read more