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Association between father's pre-conception vitamin D intake and child weight at 5 years old

19/05/2017

New research shows that a father's vitamin D intake pre-conception is associated with his child's height and weight at five years old. The study is by Dr Cilia Mejia Lancheros and colleagues at the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Ireland.
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Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

24/04/2017

Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests.
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Grafic: A lot of different people as comic book characters

Population study: "We want to track the study participants over many years"

24/11/2014

How do diseases of civilization develop and can they be prevented when you know triggering factors? A new National Cohort should deliver answers in the coming years. The Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases is involved in this study. We spoke with Dr. Kerstin Wirkner, who is going to co-supervise the study in Leipzig.
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"Gender-specific adjustments in clinical diagnostics and therapy can be expected"

15/01/2014

In Western civilization, equality of women and men has been a topic for many years and is already being successfully implemented in many areas, even if many obstacles still need to be overcome – the introduction of quotas for women in boardrooms, just to mention one of them.
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