THE 116TH ABBOTT NUTRITION RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
THE MATERNAL MICROBIOME & PERINATAL COLONIZATION
Mark A. Underwood, MD
The University of California Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California, USA
Dr Underwood discusses the pro-inflammatory nature of the infant gut microbiota of preterm infants. He provides evidence that intestinal dysbiosis, an alteration in the microbiota associated with a disease process, increases the risk for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in the premature infant. Human milk bioactives and probiotics partially correct gut dysbiosis and decrease the risk of NEC in preterm infants.
MEET THE EXPERT (1:31) >> A short interview with Mark Underwood
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS >> The 116th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference (PDF 5.4 MB)