The study aimed to follow the growth of newborn babies on both sides of the border over a number of years, looking into the relationship between gut microbiomes and the development of their physical and mental health. Photo: Shutterstock

Does the bacteria in your baby’s intestine tell you anything about her future health development? Chinese University of Hong Kong aims to find out

  • New research institute will follow growth of about 100,000 newborns in city and across the border in mainland China
  • Previous studies have found microorganisms in the intestine could affect weight gain, sleep patterns and intellectual growth
Topic |   China science

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The study aimed to follow the growth of newborn babies on both sides of the border over a number of years, looking into the relationship between gut microbiomes and the development of their physical and mental health. Photo: Shutterstock
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