Apart from the mode of delivery and breastfeeding, genetics and cultural practices could also have a profound impact on the type of bacteria in an infant’s gut.
Early exposure to antibiotics can disrupt an infant’s gut microbiota and predispose them to childhood obesity, finds an observational study.
Understanding ethnic differences in abdominal fat distribution at birth could lead to better guidelines for maternal lifestyle and nutrition
How Singaporean infants of different backgrounds are
introduced to food
Nature and nurture work in unexpected ways to determine obesity and diabetes risk even before birth
The cultural diversity of Singapore offers insights into associations between body status of mothers and infants
A detailed study of infants and mothers before and after birth provides valuable insights