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Infants: discovery of a crucial immune response during dietary diversification

Our intestinal flora, and the bacteria that inhabit it, play an important role in our immune development. Scientists have already shown that the mother's diet, during pregnancy, has an influence on the intestinal microbiota of the unborn baby. A new study, conducted by French researchers from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm (National Institute of Health and Medical Research), shows that after birth, dietary diversification of the infant also had an important role.