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Effects of early feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity in a cohort of HIV unexposed South African infants and children
(BioMed Central, 2015-04-02)
Background South Africa has the highest prevalence of overweight/obesity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Assessing the effect of modifiable factors such as early infant feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity is therefore ...
The brain and brown fat
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-06-10)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a specialized organ responsible for thermogenesis, a process required for maintaining body temperature. BAT is regulated by the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which activates lipolysis and ...
In utero exposure to maternal tobacco smoke and subsequent obesity, hypertension, and gestational diabetes among women in the MoBa Cohort
(The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2012)
Background: Environmental factors influencing the developmental origins of health and disease need to be identified and investigated. In utero exposure to tobacco smoke has been associated with obesity and a small increase ...