Numerous studies have been published on the impact of factors such as nutrition in early life, mode of delivery and antibiotic intake during this critical period and for future health. With that in mind, scientists have reviewed all the scientific data available on the impact of early life nutrition on the gut microbiota and the long-lasting effects on the brain.

What is the gut-brain connection? How do the gut and the brain ‘talk’ to each other? What is the role of gut bacteria? This interview with Prof. John Cryan answers these questions.

Nature publishes the largest study ever conducted on the gut microbiota of newborns and the impact of delivery mode, with an analysis of 1,679 gut microbiota samples from almost 600 newborns and 175 mothers.

An update on the microbiome and allergic diseases

31 Dec 2018

by Marina Pérez-Gordo

Gut microbiota is the human body's most complex, diverse and numerous ecosystem of all, particularly in the caecum, where the density of microorganisms is the highest.