Fueling the Optimal Microbiome: Interventions for Severe Acute Malnutrition.

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Summary of "Fueling the Optimal Microbiome: Interventions for Severe Acute Malnutrition."

Studies of the intestinal microbial environment largely focus on microbial taxonomy, without clarifying their health benefits. Two recent studies (Raman et al. and Gehrig et al.) classify microbial environments into "ecogroups" that provide insight into their metabolic and/or nutritional pathways and how this can be used for interventions in malnourished children.


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Name: Cell host & microbe
ISSN: 1934-6069
Pages: 307-308


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