Location: Children's Nutrition Research CenterTitle: Possible role of the microbiome in the development of acute malnutrition and implications for food-based strategies to prevent and treat acute malnutrition
|MURRAY, ELLEN - Washington University School Of Medicine|
|MANARY, MARK - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)|
Submitted to: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2015
Publication Date: 3/1/2015
Citation: Murray, E., Manary, M. 2015. Possible role of the microbiome in the development of acute malnutrition and implications for food-based strategies to prevent and treat acute malnutrition. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 36(1 Suppl):S72-S75.
Technical Abstract: A pattern of changes in the microbiome composition have been observed in the normal maturation of the human gut. Perturbations from this pattern have been described in malnourished humans and reproduced in animal models of severe malnutrition. Treatment and prevention of malnutrition in the future may be more effective if the interventions not only restore body composition, but the composition of the microbiome as well.