Assessing the Effectiveness of Omega-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Environmental Enteropathy in Children
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- Environmental enteropathy is increasingly being recognized to contribute to nutrient malabsorption and augmented catabolism in young children living in conditions where fecal to oral contamination occurs constantly.
- Besides improving sanitary conditions, no effective medical interventions have been clearly identified to improve environmental enteropathy.
- In this study the effectiveness in environmental enteropathy of a controlled oral supplementation with multinutrients and omega-3 LCPUFA was determined in young children in a rural setting in Malawi.