The presence of Bacteroides species in stool samples from male babies in the first 30 days of life was linked to reduced growth, according to a Norwegian study in the journal PLoS Computational Biology. Researchers collected stool samples from 218 babies and found that the detection of E. coli at 4 days old to 1 month, by contrast, was associated with normal growth rates in male and female babies.
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