Intestinal Microbiota and Weight-Gain in Preterm Neonates
Silvia Arboleya, Pablo Martinez-Camblor, Gonzalo Solís, Marta Suárez, Nuria Fernández, Clara G. de los Reyes-Gavilán and Miguel Gueimonde
Front. Microbiol., 08 February 2017
COMMENT: Many reports have linked Microbiome with body weight , obesity and malnutrition. Thus, microbiome composition could be used as a therapeutic tool in different situations. The authors analize the relationship between early microbiome and weigh gain in preterm neonates.
They reported that early microbiota was associated with later weight-gain, suggesting a potential effect of the early microbiota in weight-gain in preterm infants and thus they discuss about the the intestinal microbiota as a potential target for favoring growth and maturation in preterm infants.