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Codagnone M.;Stanton C.;O'Mahony S.;Dinan T.;Cryan J.
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Microbiota and Neurodevelopmental Trajectories: Role of Maternal and Early-Life Nutrition
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Brain development Diet Early life Gut-brain axis Microbiota Neuropsychiatry Nutrition Stress
2019 S. Karger AG, Basel. All rights reserved. Pregnancy and early life are characterized by marked changes in body microbial composition. Intriguingly, these changes take place simultaneously with neurodevelopmental plasticity, suggesting a complex dialogue between the microbes that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the natural trajectory of microbiota during pregnancy and early life, as well as review the literature available on its interaction with neurodevelopment. Several lines of evidence show that the gut microbiota interacts with diet, drugs and stress both prenatally and postnatally. Clinical and preclinical studies are illuminating how these disruptions result in different developmental outcomes. Understanding the role of the microbiota in neurodevelopment may lead to novel approaches to the study of the pathophysiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
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