Findings from the American Gut Project Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD Paediatrics 06/12/2021 The first major data of the human microbiome was generated from the American Gut project (AGP). The project included microbial data from 15,096 samples that were collected from 11,336 participants, primarily resident in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and other […]
We are what we eat – what is the best diet for gut microbiome health and the function of our immune system?
In the last few decades diets have come in and out of fashion and different people propose different diets for different perceived real or unclear health benefits. But what does the science say?
The human gastrointestinal tract is the home for trillions of bacteria that are continuously shaped by different factors and amongst these factors is the particular dietary habit followed.
Current evidence based research indicates that what we eat during pregnancy has a significant impact on the early development of the baby during pregnancy and the first 1000 days of life.
Maternal Obesity and the Gut Microbiome Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020 Maternal obesity is the result of complex and multifactorial pathways and is associated with multiple pregnancy complications such as increased risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, hypertension, and preeclampsia as well as increased risk of cesarean section delivery. Maternal obesity is the […]
Nutritional recommendations for the perinatal period and influence on infant gut microbiota development
Nutritional Recommendations for the Perinatal Period and Influence on Infant Gut Microbiota Development Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020 Purpose of the reviewed article: Highlight the nutritional recommendations for perinatal period (perinatal period starts at 22 completed weeks of gestation and ends 7 completed days after birth) The influence of maternal microbiome and […]
The Importance of the First 1000 Days of Life on Microbiota Development Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020 Scientific evidence confirms that the early period of human life that begins at conception and continue until 24 months of life (also called the first 1000 days of life ) plays a vital role for […]
The Associations of Maternal Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index with Pregnancy and Infant Gut Microbiome (Michigan Study) Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020 This study was conducted by researchers from Michigan State University to investigate the association between BMI before pregnancy and gut microbiota in late pregnancy (mothers) and early infancy (babies). Researchers investigated […]