icddr,b made a breakthrough in children's malnutrition treatment
icddr,b (formerly known as the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh) have made a breakthrough in finding a way to treat nutritional deficiencies or malnutrition of children.
The main cause of malnutrition is the immature and underdeveloped gut microbes. This results in children’s brain not developing properly, having a low height and weight for age and having a low immune system. Therefore, to fight malnutrition, the right microbes should be fostered which can be done by using a homemade treatment.
The treatment includes very familiar ingredients such as green bananas, soybeans, chickpeas and peanut flour. Simply, consuming the mixture of these ingredients could help to recover the gut microbiota or gut flora in children. A clinical trial has proven that this remedy increased protein in the blood and helps in digestion as well.
This research achievement of icddr,b and Washington University, the USA on microbes to combat malnutrition was highly recognized by Science, a prestigious journal. It was also one of the runners-up in the collection of “10 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2019”, reported by UNB.
According to iccdr,b, many countries will not succeed in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for malnutrition. But steps are being taken towards this issue. Currently, a clinical study of this remedy is going on with 128 children which will be continued till 2021. If the results are satisfactory, this will be finalized and announced to the mass people.