Study compares VOC concentrations between obese, lean children

05/19/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Obese children exhaled substantially higher levels of certain volatile organic compounds than lean peers, particularly isoprene, 1-octene, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, U.S. researchers found. The study, to be presented at Digestive Disease Week, may provide clues on the causes and complications associated with childhood obesity, one researcher said.

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