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An Intergenerational Prebiotic Approach to Establishment of a Healthy Colonic Microbiome in Infants

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Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health

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India

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Innovation Description

The study intends to develop an inter-generational intervention to ameliorate neonatal gut microbiota. It is based on the hypothesis that consuming prebiotic starches such as high amylose maize starch (HAMS) by mothers during the third trimester of pregnancy will modify their fecal microbiota and will subsequently lead to a beneficial variation in the fecal microbiota of the newborn infant. This will consequently guide favorable intestinal activity, thus enhancing growth, and intellectual competence of the infant in the intermediate and long term.

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