Sumary of Babies at risk for diabetes may have microbiota restored:
- Newborns at risk for Type 1 diabetes because they were given antibiotics may have their gut microorganisms restored with a maternal fecal transplant, according to a Rutgers study.
- The study, which involved genetic analysis of mice, appears in the journal Cell Host &
- The findings suggest that newborns at risk for Type 1 diabetes because their microbiome — the trillions of beneficial microorganisms in and on our bodies — were disturbed can have the condition reversed by transplanting fecal microbiota from their mother into their gastrointestinal tract after the antibiotic course has been completed.
- Type 1 diabetes is the most common autoimmune disease in childhood.