Intestinal bacteria are transmitted from mother to child - scientists

Experts from the UK have established that intestinal flora of the mother is passed to the child, this physiological process and is beneficial to the baby. "Hereditary" bacteria affect growth and development of the growing organism, determine the set of growth and mass.

Researchers from the research Institute of London proved that bacteria colonize the intestines of the child in the womb. Flora of the intestines of the baby depends on maternal nutrition, drugs that are assigned to her during pregnancy, lifestyle.

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The bacterial composition of a person with normal and overweight is very different. Scientists plan to conduct additional research in this area. In the future the information collected will help in the treatment of hereditary diseases.

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