The importance of the first 1000 days of life

10 Jul 2019

by Cristina Sáez

From the moment we are conceived until we are 1000 days old, nutrition and gut microbiota play an essential role in laying the foundations of our health later in life.

A new article published in Nature reveals new information about the link between gut microbiota and infant development, evolution and the transition from infancy to childhood.

Prepare yourself: You are going to take an exciting and rare tour few humans have ever taken before. In fact, it is a grand tour you cannot access through any travel agency—it’s a journey into the human body. You will

Worldwide each year more than a million infants are born to women infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus causing AIDS.  Mother-to-child transmission is prevented in most of the cases with maternal antiretroviral treatment during pregnancy, labour, and breastfeeding,

Although breast milk is a baby's first food, it also contains certain compounds – especially some fibres and oligosaccharides –that are not meant for the infant but for an army of bacterial diners that start colonising the child's gut at birth.