Acta Paediatrica

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Edited By: Hugo Lagercrantz

Impact Factor: 1.842

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 43/117 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1651-2227

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Gut microbiota in early life

August 2014: Gut microbiota in early life affects brain and behaviour

The infant gut microbiome is dynamic and radical shifts in composition occur during the first three years of life. Recent studies have found that the gut microbiota may alter brain function and regulate complex behaviour. In this review article, Gerard Clarke et al describe how disruptions to normal early-life gastrointestinal colonisation might be linked to central nervous system dysfunction later in life (pp. 812-819).
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Priming for health: gut microbiota acquired in early life regulates physiology, brain and behaviour

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