The Developing Intestinal Microbiome: Relationship to Brain Development
Dr. Josef Neu, M.D.
Consultant Pediatric Neonatologist
University of Florida, USA
The description of the complex relationship between resident intestinal microbiota to health and disease is rapidly emerging. Most recent evidence shows that the intestinal microbiota communicate with the brain and could modify cognitive and behavioral functions. The existence of a brain-gut enteric microbiota axis is exciting and promise possible new preventive and therapeutic opportunities.