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What are Human Milk Oligosaccharides?

Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Forbes-Blom

Presented at European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Annual Congress...

Summary

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) have no infant nutritive value, yet mothers expend significant energy for their synthesis. So what do they do? Clinical studies backed by basic research position HMO as multifunctional breast milk components that shape the establishing gut microbiota and may contribute to appropriate immune development.