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In this podcast, Prof. Anita Kozyrskyj explains the link between usage of household cleaning products, changes in the gut microbiota and increased risk of obesity in children. She also explains the opposite results they found with usage of eco-friendly cleaning products. The study she co-authored is published in CMAJ. Prof. Anita Kozyrskyj is a researcher and professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Her research focuses on factors that influence childhood disease and overweight, such as birth method, infant diet and use of antibiotics. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Allergy, Genes and Environment (AllerGen) Network of Centres of Excellence provided core support for the CHILD study. Full research article (open access): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170809 ----------------------------------- This podcast episode is brought to you by Audi Canada. The Canadian Medical Association has partnered with Audi Canada to offer CMA members a preferred incentive on select vehicle models. Purchase any new qualifying Audi model and receive an additional cash incentive based on the purchase type. Details of the incentive program can be found at www.audiprofessional.ca. ----------------------------------- Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Instacast, or your favourite aggregator. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.


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