13C-sucrose breath test: novel use of a noninvasive biomarker of environmental gut health.

OBJECTIVE Environmental enteropathy syndrome may compromise growth and predispose to infectious diseases in children in the developing world, including Australian Aboriginal children from remote communities of the Northern Territory. In this study, we described the use of a biomarker (13)C-sucrose breath test (SBT) to measure enterocyte sucrase activity as… CONTINUE READING