It is well known that each person's gut bacteria is vital for digestion and overall health, but when does that gut microbiome start?
Dietary intervention that involves the target manipulation of microbiota components may improve the growth rate in children with moderate acute malnutrition, according to new research.
About one in five infants and toddlers in the UAE are at risk of becoming overweight due to poor diet and nutrition.
An increasing number of young women are at increased risk of having children born with impaired neurological conditions, due to poor iodine intake.
While previous studies have suggested that the microbiota begins to stabilize and evolve toward an adult-like composition two to three years after birth, several bacterial taxa that have been associated with human health are acquired later in childhood and have not reached their adult abundance by five years of age, according to a study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.
Increasing evidence suggests that a mother's nutritional status at the onset of pregnancy has an important influence on the growth and development of her baby, and that a good nutritional status during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of...
CHILD study highlights the role of infant gut microbiota and ethnicity in the development of food sensitisation
An observational study by researchers in Hong Kong and Canada has found an association between infant gut microbiota development and the development of ethnicity-associated food sensitisation.
A proof-of-concept study, published in October 2020 by Katri Korpela et al. in Finland, shows that transplanting fecal microbiota from the mother can help to quickly correct microbial development in babies born by caesarean section (CS).