Interesting TED talk on the effect of the microbiome on the lifelong health of a baby

Microbiome researcher from Finland, Henna-Maria Uusitupa’s job is to investigate interventions to improve the microbiota of babies.

 

In this fascinating TED talk, she discusses how a baby’s lifelong health can be determined by a number of factors, including antibiotics, mode of delivery and even exposure to pets. She discusses how microbiome research is complex and ongoing but is revealing possible solutions to things like obesity and diabetes. Click here to watch the video.