Malnourished children aided by Faculty Scholars’ work

The United Nations’ food regulatory body has made some recent changes to guidelines for fatty acid content in therapeutic foods, based on the work of an Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar and a team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine.

The study, led by Faculty Scholar and the Helene B. Broberson Professor of Pediatrics, Mark Manary, MD, found that the nutritional supplement DHA, when added to milk, infant formula or particular types of yogurt, can help improve cognitive abilities in severely malnourished children.

The study was recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and is co-authored by Kevin Stephenson, MD and Meghan Callaghan Gillespie, MPH.