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Innovative technique tracks human milk nutrients in infant gut microbiome – News-Medical.net

A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 1 2020
A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants.
The study, “Dietary Sphinganine Is Selectively Assimilated by Members of the Mammalian Gut Microbiome,” was published in July in the Journal of Lipid Research.
Sphinganine from milk Johnson Lab/Provided A new technique allows researchers to track specific nutrients as they are taken up by gut microbes in a mouse’s digesti…

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