Milk Oligosaccharides & Gut Health
Christina E West
|Date:||10 May 2017|
|Location:||Prague, Czech Republic|
Dr Christina West opens with explaining the role of gut microbiota in health and disease. She illustrates that the gut microbiota is established in utero; shaped by genetics, diet, and the early postnatal environment; and parallels the development of innate and adaptive immune pathways.
She discusses biodiversity and dysbiosis, and the value of milk oligosaccharides as microbial modulators to promote a bifidogenic microbiota. She further reviews the health benefits of milk oligosaccharides and highlights recent research findings that 2’-FL can potentially reduce symptoms of eczema and allergic disease.