J Pediatr 1967 Apr;70(4):636-47
Sci Total Environ 2021 Mar 20;782:146654. Epub 2021 Mar 20.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health Joint Research Unit, Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in the Valencian Region, FISABIO-Public Health, FISABIO-Universitat Jaume I-Universitat de València, Av. Catalunya 21, 46020 Valencia, Spain; Spanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Av. Monforte de Lemos, 3-5. Pabellón 11, 28029 Madrid, Spain.
Effects of mercury on maturing immune system have been reported, however the association with respiratory and allergy problems during infancy remains unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between pre and postnatal mercury exposure and respiratory and allergy problems among preschool children and to examine the role of potential modifying factors. Study subjects were children participant in Spanish Childhood and Environment Project (INMA, 2003-2008). Read More
Psychol Sci 2021 Apr 9:956797620975775. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.
Retrospective self-report assessments of adults' childhood experiences with their parents are widely employed in psychological science, but such assessments are rarely validated against actual parenting experiences measured during childhood. Here, we leveraged prospectively acquired data characterizing mother-child and father-child relationship quality using observations, parent reports, and child reports covering infancy through adolescence. At age 26 years, approximately 800 participants completed a retrospective measure of maternal and paternal emotional availability during childhood. Read More
Proteomics Clin Appl 2021 Apr 8:e2000038. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Purpose: Little is known about the longitudinal development of different plasma protein levels during early childhood and particularly in relation to lifestyle factors. This study aimed to monitor the plasma proteome early in life and the influence of different lifestyles.Experimental Design: A multiplex bead-based immunoassay was used to analyze plasma levels of 97 proteins in 280 blood samples longitudinally collected in children at 6, 12, 24 and 60 months of age living in families with an anthroposophic (n = 15), partly anthroposophic (n = 27) or non-anthroposophic (n = 28) lifestyle. Read More
Am J Clin Nutr 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA.
Background: Excessive abdominal adiposity is associated with health risks in children and adults. Higher consumption of fruit juice and other sources of fructose has been shown to promote weight gain and specifically visceral adiposity in adulthood.Objectives: We aimed to examine the longitudinal associations of fruit juice intake in infancy with visceral adiposity in mid-childhood and early adolescence. Read More
Case Rep Pediatr 2021 19;2021:6658525. Epub 2021 Mar 19.
Department of Pediatrics, Hospitals ZNA Jan Palfijn, Merksem, Belgium.
Background: Dolichocolon is an inborn anatomic variant of the colon with redundancies often causing constipation and/or volvulus presenting in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of dolichocolon presenting in infancy with constipation and bilateral hydronephrosis. . Read More