Gut Microbiomes of Indian Children of Varying Nutritional Status

@inproceedings{Ghosh2014GutMO,
  title={Gut Microbiomes of Indian Children of Varying Nutritional Status},
  author={Tarini Shankar Ghosh and Sourav Sen Gupta and Tanudeep Bhattacharya and Deepak Yadav and Anamitra Barik and Abhijit Roy Chowdhury and Bhabatosh Das and Sharmila S. Mande and Gopinath Balakrish Nair},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is a global health problem affecting more than 300 million pre-school children worldwide. It is one of the major health concerns in India since around 50% of children below the age of two suffer from various forms of malnutrition. The gut microbiome plays an important role in nutrient pre-processing, assimilation and energy harvest from food. Consequently, dysbiosis of the gut microbiota has been implicated in malnutrition. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Metagenomics… CONTINUE READING
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