Paediatric Infectobesity

In addition to the imbalance between energy intake and expenditure, sedentary lifestyle, a diet high in saturated fats and sugars, and genetic predisposition, many other factors may be involved in obesity. The presence of either symbiotic or pathogenic microorganisms may contribute to the development of obesity. Gut microorganisms are believed to be involved in the development of obesity by two different and complementary mechanisms. They can extract energy from non-digestible polysaccharides and produce low-grade inflammation. Although the primary cause of obesity will always be a misbalance between energy intake and expenditure, its association with microbiology is only a small demonstration of how complex this multifactorial condition is. Nevertheless, beneficial microorganisms as well as pathogenic microorganisms deserve more attention as evidence of their contribution to metabolic disorders continues to accumulate.


Most studies done to date on adults have found a connection between exposure to Ad-36 and obesity, and all studies done so far on childhood obesity show an increase in prevalence of infection in obese children compared to non-obese children. The Ad-36 virus appears to both increase the number of fat cells by mobilizing precursor stem cells and increase the accumulation of fat within the cells. 

  • Role of Adenovirus SMAM-1 & Adenovirus-36 (Ad-36)
  • Food Intolerance & weight gain connection
  • Interactions Between the Gut Microbiota and Host Metabolism
  • Roles of gut bacteria in diabetes, obesity driven by genetic factors

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