Breastfeeding modifies gut microbiome to prevent overweight


eMediNexus    11 June 2018

New data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study published online June 4 in JAMA Pediatrics show that breastfeeding may protect infants from becoming overweight in the first year of life by altering the gut microbiome, while formula feeding may stimulate changes in gut microbiota that are associated with overweight.

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