Early differences in fecal microbiota composition in children may predict overweight.

  title={Early differences in fecal microbiota composition in children may predict overweight.},
  author={Marko A Kalliom{\"a}ki and Maria Carmen Collado and Seppo Salminen and Erika Mykk{\~A} nen Isolauri},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={87 3},
BACKGROUND Experimental studies suggest that gut microbiota deviations predispose toward energy storage and obesity. OBJECTIVE We wanted to establish whether early gut microbiota composition can guide weight development throughout early childhood. DESIGN Overweight and obese children (n = 25) were selected from a prospective follow-up study at the age of 7 y and identified according to the International Obesity Task Force criteria. Normal-weight children (n = 24) were selected from the same… CONTINUE READING
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