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Microbiome Repairing Food for Malnourished Children Beats Current Therapy

08:00 EDT 12 Jul 2019 | Genetic Engineering News

A new approach targeting childhood malnutrition has had promising results in a clinical trial of malnourished children in Bangladesh. A global team of researchers developed therapeutic foods aimed at repairing the incompletely formed gut microbial communities of malnourished children. The results suggest that shifting from foods that increase nutrients, the existing method of treatment, to microbiome-directed foods, may be a promising new approach to malnutrition prevention.

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