Pets Alter Infants' Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

Pets Alter Infants’ Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

New research highlights the benefits of having pets around the house during childhood, after finding that early-life exposure to furry animals may reduce the risk of developing allergies and obesity. New research suggests that early life pet exposure could lower the risk of allergies and obesity. Led by researchers from the University of Alberta in… Continue reading Pets Alter Infants’ Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

From Mother to Baby: 'Secondhand Sugars' Can Pass Through Breast Milk

From Mother to Baby: ‘Secondhand Sugars’ Can Pass Through Breast Milk

Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes. A new study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC indicates that a sugar called fructose is passed from mother to infant through breast milk. The proof-of-concept study… Continue reading From Mother to Baby: ‘Secondhand Sugars’ Can Pass Through Breast Milk