Thompson, Amanda L. (2019). Early Gut Microbiome: A Good Start in Nutrition and Growth May Have Lifelong Lasting Consequences. In Azcarate-Peril, M. Andrea; Teles, Flavia R. F.; & Bruno-Barcena, Jose M. (Eds.), How Fermented Foods Feed a Healthy Gut Microbiota: A Nutrition Continuum
(pp. 239-58). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Initial colonization, establishment, and development of the gut microbiota play an essential role in long-term health. The birthing process is the first major exposure to microorganisms, though there is evidence of pre-natal exposures to low-abundance microorganisms. Different modes of birth facilitate colonization of different microorganisms, which are further modulated by early diet (breast feeding vs formula feeding), environment, and exposure to antibiotics. This chapter discusses mechanisms and consequences of differential colonization and maintenance of the infant microbiota, and their implications for overall health.
How Fermented Foods Feed a Healthy Gut Microbiota: A Nutrition Continuum
Thompson, Amanda L.
Azcarate-Peril, M. AndreaTeles, Flavia R. F.Bruno-Barcena, Jose M.
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