NNIW 100 Interviews: Jens Walter

Gut Microbiota

Epidemiological research has linked both caesarean delivery and early antibiotic use to increased risk of chronic diseases, such as obesity and autoimmune conditions. Although there's no direct evidence proving that the microbiome is the cause behind this elevated risk, circumstantial evidence strongly suggests its involvement. Notably, the early microbiome, particularly during the first three months of life, plays a significant role in shaping the immune system. Research indicates that this initial period is crucial in establishing the microbiome, including bifidobacteria and other gut microbes. It is in these early months that the most pronounced impact of caesarean delivery on an infant's health is observed, making this time window especially critical

Dr. Jens Walter

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