Following the French Group of Neuro-Gastroenterology meeting which took place in Nantes on June 22nd and 23rd, I am pleased to see that researchers, clinicians and gastroenterologists have an increasing interest in the intestinal microbiota, whose mechanisms on gastrointestinal pathologies and other health problems are currently being assessed.

GFNG main theme of this year’s congress was the intestinal epithelial barrier, a subject that, as you know, is of great interest to me.

This presentation by Dr Mosca shed the light on the importance of taking care of the microbiota of our infants.

The presentations of Prof. Giovanni Barbara on alterations of the intestinal permeability in functional disorders and the presentation on gut-brain interactions in psychiatric and neurological pathologies particularly caught my attention and most particulliarly Dr Mosca’s on the importance of taking care of the microbiota of our infants.

Developmental origin of chronic pathologies

What is the role of the intestinal microbiota?

Dr. Alexis Mosca on the role of the microbiota in the development of chronic diseases from the earliest stage of life :

  • Antinatal and postnatal microbiota (the 1000 Days)
  • Effects of antibiotics
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Allergy and asthma
  • Obesity
  • ABT and juvenile arthritis
  • type 1 diabete

“I invite you to have a look at the presentation of Dr. Mosca, pediatrician in the department of digestive diseases at the hospital Robert Debré. It shows how the microbiota influences our health from childhood and the importance to preserve and improve this microbiota from the youngest age.”

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