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Maternal obesity and pregnancy: a risk for the mother and the child

According to a recent study, unborn babies might form their intestinal flora in their mother’s wombs and inherit the same metabolic tendencies.   Excess weight is a danger to the mother herself, but is also a threat to the fetus: the intestinal bacteria produce less folate, this famous vi...
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Genesis of intestinal flora in babies: where are we now?

Does microbial colonization begin in utero? A review published in the journal Nature summarizes the history of research and opinions on a controversial subject which has not yet yielded all its secrets.   Experts have long considered the uterus to be a completely sterile environment. This...
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