Gut Microbiome Slow to Develop, Offer ‘Normal Benefits’ in CF Infants

Gut Microbiome Slow to Develop, Offer ‘Normal Benefits’ in CF Infants

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Gut Microbiome Slow to Develop, Offer ‘Normal Benefits’ in CF Infants

Bacteria living in the gut are abnormally slow to develop functional abilities in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF), which may affect their nutrition, growth, and gastrointestinal health, a study reported. Therapies targeting the gut microbiome could be “promising avenues” to improving their overall health, its researchers suggested. The study, “Infants with cystic fibrosis have altered fecal functional capacities with potential clinical and metabolic consequences,” was published in BMC Microbioloy. The gut is home to billions of…

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