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Early probiotics shape microbiota

Probiotics given to preterm infants not only persist but restructure early-life microbiota, which presents an opportunity to optimize developmental outcomes and a responsibility to fully understand the long-term consequences.

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Fig. 1: Early-life gut microbiota development and opportunities for microbiota-based interventions.

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Oliphant, K., Claud, E.C. Early probiotics shape microbiota. Nat Microbiol 7, 1506–1507 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-022-01230-9

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