Maternal high-fat diet during pregnancy can affect baby’s gut microbes

"The community of microbes – the microbiome – living in a baby’s gut can be influenced by the mother’s diet during pregnancy. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that babies born to mothers who consumed a high-fat diet during pregnancy had a gut microbiome that was distinctly different from the one in babies of mothers on a non-high-fat diet. This is important because the microbiome can affect the development of babies’ immune system and their ability to extract energy from food." - Baylor College of Medicine News website


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Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 10 August 2016 | Comments

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