The Nest 48: The role of nutrition in the development of early gut microbiome for lifelong health

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Topic(s): Gut Microbiota
Shaillay Kumar Dogra
Jose M. Saavedra (USA)
Nina Heppner
Guillermo Álvarez Calatayud.

The infant gut microbiome is a dynamic ecosystem that undergoes changes from birth until two to three years of age, followed by a gradual evolution towards an adult microbiome in later childhood. The early life microbiome trajectory is influenced by many factors with nutrition playing a crucial role. Dysbiosis in the first years of life is related to lifelong health consequences. Human milk oligosaccharides and probiotics have the potential to modulate the gut microbiome with consequent positive impact on reducing the risk of developing certain diseases.