Early detection of childhood overweight and related complications in a Danish population-based cohort aged 2–8 years

BackgroundOverweight in early childhood often tracks into adolescence and adulthood and early childhood is a critical period for developing sustained overweight. This study aims to investigate the early detection of childhood overweight (including obesity) and related cardiometabolic complications in a Danish population-based cohort of children aged 2.5–8 years in collaboration with primary care municipal dental …

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Why are we vaccinating children against COVID-19?

•Bulk of COVID-19 per capita deaths occur in elderly with high comorbidities. •Per capita COVID-19 deaths are negligible in children. •Clinical trials for these inoculations were very short-term. •Clinical trials did not address long-term effects most relevant to children. •High post-inoculation deaths reported in VAERS (very short-term). AbstractThis article examines issues related to COVID-19 inoculations …

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Sex-specific effects of bisphenol A on the signaling pathway of ESRRG in the human placenta

AbstractBisphenol A (BPA) exposure during pregnancy is associated with low fetal weight, particularly in male fetuses. The expression of estrogen-related receptor gamma (ESRRG), a receptor for BPA in the human placenta, is reduced in fetal growth restriction. This study sought to explore whether ESRRG signaling mediates BPA-induced placental dysfunction and determine whether changes in the …

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Unravelling the Role of the Mandatory Use of Face Covering Masks for the Control of SARS-CoV-2 in Schools: A Quasi-Experimental Study Nested in a Population-Based Cohort in Catalonia (Spain)

Background: Mandatory use of face covering masks (FCM) had been established for children aged six and above in Catalonia (Spain), as one of the non-pharmaceutical interventions aimed at mitigating SARS-CoV-2 transmission within schools. To date, the effectiveness of this mandate has not been well established. The quasi-experimental comparison between 5 year-old children, as a control …

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Exploring Overweight Risk Trajectories During Childhood and Their Associations With Elevated Blood Pressure at Late Adolescence: a Retrospective Cohort Study

Background:Overweight during childhood is significantly associated with higher risk of high blood pressure (HBP) in later life. However, recognition of critical intervention period is limited. We aimed to analyze the changes in overweight risk during school-age and its relationship with HBP. Methods:Seventeen thousand eight hundred sixteen school-aged children (53.9% boys) with a mean follow-up time …

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