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Is there a link between recurrent miscarriage and the vaginal microbiota?

A bacterial imbalance in vaginal microbiota is present in women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage, according to a small Chinese study which finally offers new prospects to prevent this painful pregnancy disorder.   Between 1 and 2% of women suffer from recurrent miscarriage (at least...
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Can we evaluate the risk of childhood obesity based on the intestinal flora?

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...
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Pregnancy and breastfeeding: omega-3 to avoid excess weight in children?

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...
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Women and their microbiota

Recent scientific publications have provided new data on the involvement of the vaginal microbiota in certain women’s predisposition to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), conception, healthy babies, and the postpartum onset of precancerous lesions in HIV-positive women.   For example...
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