NNI News – Update: Microbiome, Nutrition and Health

Editor(s): . / 4/2019

The infant microbiome and consequently nutrition, especially in the first 1000 days of the infant’s life, has been gaining new interest due to the latest researches and study results. These findings are essentially being driven at the moment by findings about the human oligosaccharides (HMO), whose function is presently at the focus of science and sheds light on the processes in the infant gut. 


The early colonisation with positive bacteria, the balance between positive and negative effects, significantly influenced by the diet, evidently has long-term health implications – which last across childhood and adolescence and beyond. Even infection protection appears to be significantly enhanced due to this.