Excerpt from The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper

Excerpt from ‘The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper’ Section 3.2.1 The role of the microbiome Written by The Centre for Community Child Health The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne September 2017 Vast numbers of bacteria, viruses, and fungi (collectively known as the microbiome) live in and on the human body and play an important role […]

The early life determinants for Gut Dysbiosis

The early life determinants for Gut Dysbiosis Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paedatrics) 22/11/2021 The gastrointestinal tract is the home for the most diverse and populated bacterial community known as microbiota. Ideally, the gut microbiota lives in a mutually symbiotic relationship with the human body. Whilst the gut provides the well-adapted shelter, the microbiota […]

The introduction to solid foods and gut microbiota stability

The first 1-3 years of life is an important period for the development of our gut microbiota. During this critical time, gut microbiota development progresses from it being a relatively simple microbial community that is less rich and diverse, to a one that is high in richness and diversity.

Diet and Microbiota

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.

The Persistent Effects of Birth Mode on Gut Microbiota Composition, Immune System Development and Antimicrobial Resistance

It is believed that mode of birth (Vaginal or Caesarean) has a significant effect on early gut microbiota acquisition and development. Globally, the rate of caesarean birth is consistently increasing as a result of multiple factors. Among these factors are the increase in the overall income and the easy access to health facilities. In 2015, around 29.7 million births happened by caesarean, accounting for about 18% of the births in 169 countries.

High Fat Diet, Obesity and Microbiota

Nutrition during pregnancy is one of the most important factors that play a significant role in the early developmental process through the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms during pregnancy and neonatal periods.