Human Milk Oligosaccharides as Primers for the Microbiome and Immune System

27 min watch /
Growth & Development Gut Microbiota Nutrition & Disease Management

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), a group of complex sugar molecules, are the third most abundant component of human milk that contribute to shaping infant microbial communities as well as immune responses with potential immediate and long-term benefits for infant health and development. In this presentation, Lars Bode reviews the basic science of HMOs and their effect beyond microbiota.