Bacteria in Baby's Belly May Influence Growth, Norwegian Insitute of Public Health Study

Published: May 10, 2013

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The composition of gut microbiota in a newborn baby's gut has been linked to the rate of early infant growth, reports research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The findings support the assertion that the early development of "microbiota" -- the body's microbial ecosystem -- in an infant can influence growth and thereby the likelihood of obesity.

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