Why is gut health important?

Gut health describes the physiological function and balance of bacteria of the many parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota is the name given to the microbe population living in our intestine that contains tens of trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria. The composition of gut microbiota is unique to each individual and the first few years of life are major for microbiota establishment.

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Lipids and Gut Health in the first 1000 days

Fats (also called lipids) are a key component of infants’ and children’s diets and are particularly important during the first years of life. Fat has an important role in providing energy for the body’s functions, needs and growth.Breast milk, which provides integral nutrition during babies’ first 6 months of life, contains around 4g of fat […]

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The role of prebiotics and probiotics in early nutrition

Around 2500 years ago, the Greek physician regarded as the father of medicine, Hippocrates stated that “all diseases begin in the gut”.This statement has proven to be true through the years, since research has shown that an increasing number of health issues are linked to disturbances in the gut microbiome.Dietary, genetic and environmental factors, are […]

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Gut health during pregnancy

Gut microbiota health refers to the function and balance of microorganisms present in the different parts of our gastrointestinal tract. These microorganisms are in the form of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses and their ensemble creates an ecosystem called the microbiome, in which microbial diversity plays a key role. The microorganisms in our gut play […]

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Drop of Science: Human Milk Microbiome with Prof. Shelley McGuire

Drop of Science is a series of videos that gives the floor to world-class scientific experts on the key nutrients of early life nutrition. Each episode is aimed at informing parents of interesting facts about babies’ nutrition and health to improve their wellbeing. In this episode, Professor Shelley Mc Guire, Professor of paediatrics at the […]

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What is microbiota?

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Drop of Science: Probiotics and Microbiota with Prof. Philippe Langella

Drop of Science is a series of videos that gives the floor to world-class scientific experts on the key nutrients of early life nutrition. Each episode is aimed at informing parents of interesting facts about babies’ nutrition and health to improve their wellbeing. In this episode Professor Philippe Langella, scientific Expert and Director of Research […]

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The world of infants’ microbiota

Microbiota plays a central role for the development and health of the future adult, intervening in key host metabolic and immunological functions.