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Microbiota and child health
The themed dossier Microbiota and Child Health, reports on the latest advances on the link between microbiota and childhood health.
Without intending to be exhaustive, the dossier sheds light on the current state of knowledge and perspectives on four main themes: exposure to antibiotics, behavior disorders, respiratory diseases, and digestive disorders. It puts the emphasis on the central role played by the microbiota throughout a child’s physical and psychological development.
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.
The vaginal microbiota is an ecosystem constituted of microorganisms, where the genus Lactobacillus predominates. Its equilibrium is fragile and changes in its composition cause infections.Voir
The pulmonary microbiota was unknown for a long time, since it was commonly accepted that healthy lungs are sterile. This paradigm was cast into doubt with the discovery of the various human microbiota.Voir
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