The gene fucosyltransferase 2 (FUT2), which is not active in all mothers, is responsible for the production of certain sugars in breast milk, Californian scientists have discovered. These sugars are not digested by the child but serve as nutrition for bacteria that colonise the gut. In this manner, the composition of breast milk has effect on the gut microbiota, according to an article published in Microbiome. Continue reading
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Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial some striking studies are highlighted. This week you can read about re-visiting via ER, breastfeeding in combination with immunosuppressives and recovery after American Football. Continue reading