Faecal short chain fatty acids in breast-fed and formula-fed babies.

Abstract

The intestinal flora of breast-fed infants differs from that of formula-fed infants. It is thought that this difference in flora may be one important reason why breast-fed babies suffer less from gastrointestinal disease. Differences in intestinal flora are reflected in the profile of faecal short chain fatty acids (SCFA). Very little is known about faecal… (More)

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