Supplement targets gut microbes to boost growth in malnourished childrenAt a Glance Malnourished children who received a food supplement designed to boost normal gut microbes gained more weight than those given a standard nutritional supplement. The microbiome-targeted supplement also raised levels of proteins in the blood associated with bone, cartilage, and brain health. Calorie-dense supplemental foods have been developed to prevent death and encourage normal growth in malnourished children. By the end of the trial, children who received the microbiome-targeted supplement had greater improvements in weight gain than those who received the standard supplement. Children who received the microbiome-targeted supplement had greater increases in proteins associated with healthy bone, cartilage, and brain growth.
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