December 2018. Volume 14. Number 3

Can household cleaning products contribute to overweight in children by altering the gut microbiota?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tun MH, Tun HM, Mahoney JJ, Konya TB, Guttman DS, Becker AB, et al. Postnatal exposure to household disinfectans, infant gut microbiota and subsequent risk of overweight in children. CMAJ. 2018;190:E1097-107.

Reviewers: Juanes de Toledo B1, Cuestas Montañés E2.
1CS Collado Villalba Pueblo. Área Noroeste. Collado Villalba. Madrid. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado Universitario. Córdoba. Argentina.
Correspondence: Blanca Juanes de Toledo. Email: blanca.juanesdetoledo@gmail.com
Reception date: 19/12/2018
Acceptance date: 11/01/2019
Publication date: 16/01/2019

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: exposure to household disinfectants was associated with higher BMI at age 3, mediated by gut microbial composition at age 3-4 months. Although child overweight was less common in households that cleaned with eco-friendly products, the lack of mediation by infant gut microbiota suggests another pathway for this association.

Reviewers’ commentary: probably may be a relationship between household disinfectants and child overweight through changes in the composition of the gut microbiota. It remains to be determined if there is a cause-effect relationship, or there is some common confusion between both situations.

How to cite this article

Juanes de Toledo B, Cuestas Montañés E. ¿Pueden contribuir los productos de limpieza doméstica al sobrepeso infantil alterando la microbiota intestinal? Evid Pediatr. 2018;14:42.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Tun MH, Tun HM, Mahoney JJ, Konya TB, Guttman DS, Becker AB, et al. Postnatal exposure to household disinfectans, infant gut microbiota and subsequent risk of overweight in children. CMAJ. 2018;190:E1097-107.

Reviewers: Juanes de Toledo B1, Cuestas Montañés E2.
1CS Collado Villalba Pueblo. Área Noroeste. Collado Villalba. Madrid. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado Universitario. Córdoba. Argentina.
Correspondence: Blanca Juanes de Toledo. Email: blanca.juanesdetoledo@gmail.com
Reception date: 19/12/2018
Acceptance date: 11/01/2019
Publication date: 16/01/2019

How to cite this article

Juanes de Toledo B, Cuestas Montañés E. ¿Pueden contribuir los productos de limpieza doméstica al sobrepeso infantil alterando la microbiota intestinal? Evid Pediatr. 2018;14:42.

16/01/2019

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