Ear Infections In Children Increase Obesity Risk

August 18, 2008

Researchers in the U.S. have come out and stated that ear infections in children have been linked to an increased obesity risk....Washington (ChattahBox) – Researchers in the U.S. have come out and stated that ear infections in children have been linked to an increased obesity risk.

Linda Bartoshuk of the University of Florida College of Dentistry, a graduate student, led the research.

For their research, the team looked over a series of studies, and came up with an alarming find.

The found that those who suffer from chronic ear infections, suffer damages to their taste buds, which can impact the food they desire.

Because of this, people may be far more likely to consume fatty foods, increasing their risk of obesity.

Chronic middle ear infections in kids put them at a 60% increased risk of being obese compared to kids who did not suffer from the infections.

The findings have been presented at the American Psychological Associatioin’s annual convention in Boston.


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