The effect of dietary resistant starch type 2 on the microbiota and markers of gut inflammation in rural Malawi children

Abstract

BACKGROUND Resistant starch (RS) decreases intestinal inflammation in some settings. We tested the hypothesis that gut inflammation will be reduced with dietary supplementation with RS in rural Malawian children. Eighteen stunted 3-5-year-old children were supplemented with 8.5 g/day of RS type 2 for 4 weeks. The fecal samples were analyzed for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s40168-015-0102-9

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