UNICEF estimates that some 16 million children under the age of five suffer from severe acute malnutrition. It is the largest contributor to child mortality in the world. To better serve in his capacity treating and studying global malnutrition, Washington University alum Zach Linneman completed the post-baccalaureate premedical program in University College at Washington University […]
A team of researchers led by Mark J. Manary, MD has found inadequate intake of amino acids is linked to debilitating condition that affects millions.
Research indicates that manipulating the makeup of microbes in the gut has the potential to provide new ways to treat and ultimately help prevent childhood malnutrition.
RUTF is an energy-dense, peanut butter like paste, but it is more than just peanut butter.
Mark J. Manary, MDt received a grant for his proposal “Treating Pregnant Adolescents with Moderate Malnutrition in Malawi.”
Researchers long have known that a lack of food is not the sole contributor to childhood undernutrition; infections and intestinal problems that prevent nutrient absorption are thought to play a role.
A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that supplementary feeding for a set time period — 12 weeks — makes an impact but may not be as important as treating children until they reach target weights and measures of arm circumference.
“The new guidelines, if properly implemented, will reduce childhood deaths by about 175,000 annually,” said Mark Manary, MD.
A study of young twins living in Malawi shows that severe malnutrition is triggered by more than poor nutrition.
Indi Trehan, MD, shows that severely malnourished children are more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with therapeutic food.