Food supplements that alter gut bacteria could ‘cure’ malnutrition

“To save a starving child, aid workers have long used one obvious treatment: food. But a new study suggests feeding their gut bacteria may be as important—or even more important—than feeding their stomachs. In a head-to-head comparison against a leading treatment for malnutrition, a new supplement designed to promote helpful gut bacteria led to signs of improved growth and more weight gain, despite having 20% fewer calories.” learn more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *