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2 Years ago

Alternations in gut microbiota in pregnancy and lactation

Recent studies have shown that maternal gut microbiota in humans primes the offspring's immune and metabolic development during pregnancy and lactation. Due to environmental factors that are impractical to control in human studies, however, much remains unknown around changes in maternal gut microbiota during these stages. A new study utilized a pig model to enable exploration of maternal gut microbiota change due to pregnancy and lactation.

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