Posts Tagged "Malnutrition"

When Food Isn’t Enough: Gut Bugs Affect Malnutrition

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in Health & Wellness

A new study may help explain why some children with malnutrition never seem to get better, even when they are finally fed. It has to do with the population of germs that live in the intestines and help digest food, researchers said Wednesday. The findings suggest it’s possible that food alone might not be enough to help kids recover from malnutrition. They may need a bacterial boost, also. It’s become common knowledge that everyone carries a microbiome — a population of microbes such as bacteria and yeast that affect all sorts of functions, from absorbing food to immune response and...

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