Malnutrition Hurts Gut Bacteria, Study Finds

June 5, 2014 1:51 PM

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Malnutrition is extremely detrimental for children because it hinders proper development. According to a new study, researchers examined the long-term effects of malnutrition on children's gut health and discovered that even after they received proper treatment, their gut bacteria were never fully restored.

"Therapeutic food interventions have reduced mortality in children with severe acute malnutrition, but incomplete restoration of healthy growth remains a major problem," the researchers stated according to Medical Xpress.

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