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Fecal microbiota relationships with childhood obesity: a scoping comprehensive review

Título de la revista: OBESITY REVIEWS
ISSN: 1467-7881
Volumen: 23
Número: Supl. 1
Páginas: e13394
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Childhood obesity is a costly burden in most regions with relevant and adverse long-term health consequences in adult life. Several studies have associated excessive body weight with a specific profile of gut microbiota. Different factors related to fecal microorganism abundance seem to contribute to childhood obesity, such as gestational weight gain, perinatal diet, antibiotic administration to the mother and/or child, birth delivery, and feeding patterns, among others. This review reports and discusses diverse factors that affect the infant intestinal microbiota with putative or possible implications on the increase of the obesity childhood rates as well as microbiota shifts associated with excessive body weight in children.