The neonatal gastrointestinal microbiota: the foundation of future health?

@article{Sim2013TheNG,
  title={The neonatal gastrointestinal microbiota: the foundation of future health?},
  author={Kathleen Sim and Elizabeth Powell and Alexander George Shaw and Zo{\"e} E. McClure and Madeleine Bangham and J. Simon Kroll},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={F362-4}
}
Accepted 31 October 2012 There is a developing appreciation of the abundance and diversity of the trillions of microorganisms that live on and within us, 2 and how they influence human health and disease. Outnumbering human cells in our bodies by 10:1, and their genes outnumbering ours by 100:1, bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract have the potential to significantly modulate human metabolism. Previous studies of the microbiota (all the microbes in a given environment) have been hampered… CONTINUE READING
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