A lifecourse investigation of the role of gut microbiota in obesity and cardiometabolic disease
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Understanding the role of the gut microbiota in the development of cardiometabolic conditions has important implications for both prevention and treatment. While recent research suggests that gut microbiota may play a key role in obesity and metabolic diseases, less is known about what role it plays in the development of these conditions in children. In this study, we used two large epidemiologic cohorts to investigate the relationships between obesity and cardiometabolic conditions and the gut microbiota of mothers, infants and adolescents. We explored gut microbial characteristics as a ...