The effect of protective nutrients on mucosal defense in the immature intestine.

@article{Forchielli2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of protective nutrients on mucosal defense in the immature intestine.},
  author={Maria Luisa Forchielli and W. Allan Walker},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 449},
  pages={74-83}
}
Oral nutrition plays a dual role in the gut, providing nutrition to the body while affecting the function of the gastrointestinal tract. The exposure of the gut to food antigens, in the form of either beneficial or harmful nutritional substances, contributes to a vast array of physiological and pathologic gastrointestinal responses with secondary systemic… CONTINUE READING