Stable Isotope Techniques Used to Study Link Between Gut Health and Child Growth

A large proportion of the population in low- and middle-income countries lives in an environment characterized by poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions, which contribute to growth retardation in children. This is due to adverse modification of intestinal processes, which leads to improper absorption of the nutrients necessary for growth and other functions. This disturbance, originally referred to as environmental enteropathy, is now widely called environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) to reflect its multifaceted manifestations and effects. Read more.

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