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Center for Childhood Obesity Research (CCOR)
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Your Child's Mouth Could Reveal Their Obesity Risk

Scientists believe the bacteria that live in a toddler’s mouth could provide clues as to whether they will become obese. Existing research suggests the microbes inhabiting the guts and mouths of obese adults differ to those without the condition, but less is known about this pattern in children.

CCOR researchers set out to investigate what a child’s microbiota could say about their weight.