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Functional gastrointestinal disorders from childhood to adulthood
The thematic paper Functional gastrointestinal disorders from childhood to adulthood describes the latest advances on the link between the intestinal microbiota and functional gastrointestinal disorders.
It sheds light on the current knowledge and outlooks and focuses on 3 key points: pathophysiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), development of predominant pathologies from infancy to adulthood, and therapeutic avenues related to microbiota modulation.
An expert's opinion
« I have to admit that with probiotics, recovery situations, total symptoms disappearances, are – in my opinion – quite rare. We'd rather talk about symptoms' control »
The intestinal microbiota is an organ in its own right.
Better characterized thanks to metagenomics, it is gradually giving up its secrets. Highly diversified, it lives in close relationship with its host. Formed from birth, it is specific to each individual and fulfills different functions within the body: barrier effect, trophic, metabolic and immune functions, etc., as well as others that remain to be elucidated.
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