Obstetrics & gynaecology

Alternations in gut microbiota in pregnancy and lactation

Recent studies have shown that maternal gut microbiota in humans primes the offspring's immune and metabolic development during pregnancy and lactation. Due to environmental factors that are impractical to control in human ...

Diabetes

Lactation lowers risk of T2DM after gestational diabetes

(HealthDay)—For women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), lactation is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), although there is no benefit for long-term lactation, according to a ...

Cancer

Study challenges long-standing concept in cancer metabolism

Scientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered that lactate provides a fuel for growing tumors, challenging a nearly century-old observation known as the Warburg effect.

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