Intestinal microflora and body mass index during the first three years of life: an observational study

@inproceedings{Vael2011IntestinalMA,
  title={Intestinal microflora and body mass index during the first three years of life: an observational study},
  author={Carl Vael and Stijn L. Verhulst and V. J. Nelen and Herman Goossens and Kristine N. Desager},
  booktitle={Gut pathogens},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Recent research on obesity has demonstrated that the intestinal microflora can have an important influence on host energy balance. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between the intestinal microflora and the body mass index in the first 3 years of life. RESULTS In a prospective study, a faecal sample from 138 infants was taken at the age of 3, 26 and 52 weeks and cultured on selective media for 6 bacterial genera. Between the age of 1 and 3 years the Body Mass… CONTINUE READING