A weekly injection of a high dose of semaglutide results in substantial weight loss among adolescents with obesity, show the STEP TEENS trial findings.
A small number of clinical predictors and blood metabolites at birth may accurately predict which infants will have a BMI trajectory leading to overweight or obesity, a study suggests.
Children’s weight trajectories between birth and 4 years of age are associated with their dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate levels at age 7 years, study findings show.
Researchers have identified pathogenic mutations in the gene encoding the stimulatory G-protein alpha subunit protein in children with severe obesity but few or no clinical signs of pseudohypoparathyroidism.

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