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Simple Energy Balance or Microbiome for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Received: 6 July 2021 / Revised: 30 July 2021 / Accepted: 3 August 2021 / Published: 9 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Carbohydrates)
Obesity prevention interventions generally have either not worked or had effects inadequate to mitigate the problem. They have been predicated on the simple energy balance model, which has been severely questioned by biological scientists. Numerous other etiological mechanisms have been proposed, including the intestinal microbiome, which has been related to childhood obesity in numerous ways. Public health research is needed in regard to diet and the microbiome, which hopefully will lead to effective child obesity prevention. View Full-Text
Keywords: behavioral nutrition; microbiome; energy balance; children; obesity prevention; multietiological behavioral nutrition; microbiome; energy balance; children; obesity prevention; multietiological
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Baranowski, T.; Motil, K.J. Simple Energy Balance or Microbiome for Childhood Obesity Prevention? Nutrients 2021, 13, 2730. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu13082730

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Baranowski T, Motil KJ. Simple Energy Balance or Microbiome for Childhood Obesity Prevention? Nutrients. 2021; 13(8):2730. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu13082730

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Baranowski, Tom, and Kathleen J. Motil. 2021. "Simple Energy Balance or Microbiome for Childhood Obesity Prevention?" Nutrients 13, no. 8: 2730. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu13082730

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