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The composition of the gut microbiota of a two-year old child could predict their subsequent risk of obesity, according to a Norwegian study that opens up new outlooks on the prevention of this disorder that keeps gaining ground all over the world. Although poor diet and insufficient ph...
Some household cleaning products have an impact on the gut microbiota of newborns. Those that are used as disinfectants could promote even more the development of bacteria associated to higher obesity rates later in life. Less is often more. This saying can also be applied to house clea...
The intestinal flora of babies is said to influence their overweight status and be dependent on the dietary habits of the mother. The risk of excess weight in the child can be strongly impacted by the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding. W...
Recent publications underline the connection between the intestinal microbiota and diet and certain diseases like diabetes (types 1 and 2); they also hint at potential therapeutic benefits based on the use of probiotics and prebiotics. For example, we are told that the positive effects of a balan...