HMOs and Gut Development: Latest Clinical Evidence
Topic(s): Gut Microbiota
Healthy development of the gut microbiome after birth supports short- and long-term health. Human milk oligosaccharides, or HMOs, are important modulators of early gut microbiome development and partly explain the positive effect of breastfeeding on gut microbiome trajectories.
In this video, you will see the latest findings from a clinical study supporting the beneficial effects of 5 specific HMOs on the trajectories and composition of the gut microbiome from infancy through toddlerhood. The positive results for infants born by caesarean section are also shown.
You can see more results of this clinical study on other parameters of gut development in a different video.