Groundbreaking Efforts to Solve Stunted Growth in Children
September 14, 2016 2:23 PM   Subscribe

A new study suggests that the right gut microbes help infants grow and has profound implications for helping the one in four children globally who suffers from stunting due to chronic malnutrition and poor sanitation, an issue that is only this year finally getting serious attention from world leaders.
posted by Michele in California (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, super interesting!
posted by limeonaire at 6:05 PM on September 14, 2016 [1 favorite]

I think the next 20 years are going to be all about gut microbes, and we figure out that it's all the other critters on and in us that make everything work too.
posted by bongo_x at 7:31 PM on September 14, 2016 [4 favorites]

Reductionism hit a wall.
posted by effugas at 8:49 PM on September 14, 2016

Fascinating! Thanks for the post!
posted by bluedaisy at 12:51 AM on September 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

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