Blaser paper – Missing microbes and obesity

Altering the Intestinal Microbiota during a Critical Developmental Window Has Lasting Metabolic Consequences


  • Early life is a critical window of host-microbe metabolic interaction
  • Low-dose penicillin treatment amplifies diet-induced obesity
  • A transient early microbiota perturbation leads to long-term increased adiposity
  • The penicillin-altered microbiota has a causal role in inducing metabolic changes

Nice blog write-up from Ed Yong-

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