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Article title: Short chain fatty acid butyrate, a breast milk metabolite, enhances immature intestinal barrier function genes in response to inflammation in vitro and in vivo

Authors: Yanan Gao, Brittany Davis, Weishu Zhu, Nan Zheng, Di Meng, W. Allan Walker

From the authors: “These studies suggest that breastmilk in conjunction with probiotics can reduce excessive inflammation with metabolites that are anti-inflammatory and stimulate an increase in the mucosal barrier.” 

This study is highlighted as one of December’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.