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How a changing diet rules a growing baby’s guts – health – 20 July 2010 – New Scientist

July 20

Ruth Ley at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and colleagues analysed the bacteria in stool samples from a baby boy from birth to the age of 2½ – the first time this has been done while the baby’s diet was recorded.

Predictably, his gut microbes grew more numerous and diverse as he aged, but profound shifts occurred when he was sampling new foods. Besides a course of antibiotics to treat an ear infection, it was the introduction of peas and formula milk that caused the greatest upheavals, Ley says.

Read More How a changing diet rules a growing baby’s guts – health – 20 July 2010 – New Scientist.

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