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Bacteria in newborn's stool may indicate risk of obesity

By Nikki Hancocks

The bacteria found in a baby's first stool can predict its likelihood of becoming overweight by the age of three, according to a new prospective, population‐based study, suggesting a child's risk of obesity may to start during pregnancy.

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Study: Why does orange flavonoid reverse obesity?

By Nikki Hancocks

A molecule found in sweet oranges and tangerines could help to reverse obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study in mice has reaffirmed, but their theory behind the mechanism of the effects has been ruled out.

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Weight management event set for Jan. 29

By Hank Schultz

Weight management continues to be a category that drives the supplement industry. A webinar on Jan 29 that features a host of expert speakers will examine the latest trends in this category.

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Watermelon supplements found to benefit obese mice: Study

By Danielle Masterson

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that watermelon byproducts positively alter glucose levels, the gut microbiome, and inflammation in lab mice. Now researchers are ready to take their findings to human studies.

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