Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gut Flora and Malnutrition

"A new study conducted in sub-Saharan Africa found that bacteria living in the intestine are an underlying cause of childhood malnutrition, leading researchers to suggest that many infant deaths in the developing world could be prevented by simply altering microbial communities in the gut. The study, conducted in Malawi, was led by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine and published in the journal Science."

Modified gut flora could end malnutrition - ScienceAGoGo