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Digestive-Health

Updated 15 February 2013

Research links acute malnutrition to gut microbes

A dearth of kilojoules may not be the only reason some children face acute malnutrition.

A dearth of kiljoules may not be the only reason some children face acute malnutrition, according to a new study out this week that says the microbes living in our guts may also be to blame.

To figure out why this happens, researchers studied more than 300 sets of twins in Malawi, where malnutrition is a common childhood ailment, during their first three years of life.

 

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