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The human gut microbiota and undernutrition.
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PMID:  22674549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Childhood malnutrition is a global health problem that cannot be attributed to food insecurity alone. The gut microbiota may contribute to this devastating health disorder. In this Perspective, we call for the application of tools and concepts emerging from studies of the human gut microbiota to better understand the nutritional needs of infants and children and the role of the microbiota in the pathogenesis and treatment of undernutrition. This effort will require elucidation of the interrelationships between breast milk composition and the development of the microbiota and immune system in the context of the maternal-infant dyad.
Authors:
Jeffrey I Gordon; Kathryn G Dewey; David A Mills; Ruslan M Medzhitov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science translational medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1946-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci Transl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101505086     Medline TA:  Sci Transl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137ps12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA.
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