Can Mouth Swab at Age 2 Predict Obesity?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria in a toddler’s mouth might help predict later obesity, new research suggests. Scientists at Penn State University found the composition of microorganisms in the mouths of 2-year-olds offers clues to the child’s future weight. “One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese,” said…

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