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Solid foods take over shaping of gut microbiota by 9 months

By the time an infant is 9 months old, solid foods have the greatest impact on the gut microbiota, having taken over from the mother as the main influence, says research published in mSphere.

 

The gut microbiota, or gut microbiome, refers to the community of 100 trillion plus microbial cells that live in the digestive tract.


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