Metabolic programming is the adaptation to nutritional insults during early development which may permanently alter physiology or metabolism of the offspring later in life, even if the stimuli are not present any more. Epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation contribute to this programming.
Prenatal HMOs: Roles in priming the fetus for long term consequences?
Evidence from studies in human milk is amounting that exposure to HMOs in early life may have long term benefits for the health of the breastfed child. HMOs might ameliorate risk for overweight, allergies, and metabolic diseases.Read more ...