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Dr. Kjersti Marie Aagaard

Associate Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Baylor University

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Baylor University

One Bear Place #97236

Waco, Texas 76798

United States

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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for ... more

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Employment History

Associate Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

Texas Children's Hospital

Practicing Physician

Ben Taub General Hospital

VAI Host

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Investigator With FaSTER

University of Utah


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists



Mills College



Baylor College of Medicine

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"The antibiotic discovery is a wonderful ... [cached]

"The antibiotic discovery is a wonderful observation that speaks to the power of innovation and sound scientific insights," Kjersti Aagaard, an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told USA Today.

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At the symposium, Kjersti Aagaard of Baylor College of Medicine (USA) walked the audience through the growing evidence that microbial exposure starts before birth. Aagaard says her lab, and now seven others, have found evidence of culturable bacteria in the placenta. She noted that the placenta constitutes a microbially sparse habitat compared with other body sites-its bacterial load lies somewhere between a hot tub and the New York subway.

Aagaard showed data suggesting the microbiome of neonatal meconium varies according to the mother's diet during gestation-namely, her fat intake.

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Traditionally, dietary interventions during pregnancy have focused on micronutrients, such as iron and folic acid," said Kjersti Aagaard, Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the US.

Further, a high-fat diet in the mothers was also significantly associated with fewer numbers of bacteroides microbes in the infants' microbiome both in samples taken shortly after birth and at four to six weeks of age. Bacteroides are involved in breaking down and extracting energy from certain carbohydrates. As a consequence of depletion of bacteroides, these carbohydrates could become unusable to the infant or other microbes. A persistent reduction of bacteroides species in the infant gut could thus have significant consequences on energy extraction from food and developing immunity, the researchers said. "The study speculates that there may be a sound argument to also discuss and estimate fat intake," Aagaard added, suggesting an increase in the need for dietary recommendations during pregnancy.

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