DHA study

Enhanced therapeutic foods improve cognition in malnourished children

Globally, more than 16 million children under age 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The condition is a form of starvation that primarily affects kids from impoverished areas of Africa and Asia and causes excessive thinness or swelling of the body while also compromising organ systems, including the brain. WashU researchers have found that when […]

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Help for those who need it most: Fighting global childhood malnutrition

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 […]

school children in Malawi

Project Peanut Butter

RUTF is an energy-dense, peanut butter like paste, but it is more than just peanut butter.

Africa food security

New approach to childhood malnutrition may reduce relapses, deaths

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.