Researchers using breath to predict health complications of obese children


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369176473&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4066551&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369176473 type=script]CLEVELAND, OH (WIAT) — Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are now using breath to help predict future health complications of obese children.

In the study, researchers found obese children had an increase in negative organic compounds in their breath, nearly 50 percent more than their leaner counterparts.

Doctors hope to use the information collected in the breath sample study to create early intervention guidelines.

The guidelines will provide a way to combat obesity-related illnesses, such as diabetes and liver disease, before they have time to develop.

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