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Randomized comparison of 3 types of micronutrient supplements for home fortification of complementary foods in Ghana: effects on growth and motor development.
BACKGROUND The low micronutrient content of complementary foods is associated with growth faltering in many populations. A potential low-cost solution is the home fortification of complementary foodsExpand
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Comparison of home-based therapy with ready-to-use therapeutic food with standard therapy in the treatment of malnourished Malawian children: a controlled, clinical effectiveness trial.
BACKGROUND Childhood malnutrition is common in Malawi, and the standard treatment, which follows international guidelines, results in poor recovery rates. Higher recovery rates have been seen inExpand
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Home fortification of complementary foods with micronutrient supplements is well accepted and has positive effects on infant iron status in Ghana.
BACKGROUND Micronutrient deficiencies are common during infancy, and optimal approaches for their prevention need to be identified. OBJECTIVE The objective was to compare the efficacy andExpand
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Home based therapy for severe malnutrition with ready-to-use food
Background: The standard treatment of severe malnutrition in Malawi often utilises prolonged inpatient care, and after discharge results in high rates of relapse. Aims: To test the hypothesis thatExpand
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Designing appropriate complementary feeding recommendations: tools for programmatic action.
Suboptimal complementary feeding practices contribute to a rapid increase in the prevalence of stunting in young children from age 6 months. The design of effective programmes to improve infant andExpand
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A cost constraint alone has adverse effects on food selection and nutrient density: an analysis of human diets by linear programming.
Economic constraints may contribute to the unhealthy food choices observed among low socioeconomic groups in industrialized countries. The objective of the present study was to predict the foodExpand
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The Immune System in Children with Malnutrition—A Systematic Review
Background Malnourished children have increased risk of dying, with most deaths caused by infectious diseases. One mechanism behind this may be impaired immune function. However, this immuneExpand
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Home-Based Treatment of Malnourished Malawian Children with Locally Produced or Imported Ready-to-Use Food
Objectives: To determine the efficacy of home-based therapy with ready-to-use food (RTUF) in producing catch-up growth in malnourished children and to compare locally produced RTUF with imported RTUFExpand
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Mid-upper arm circumference and weight-for-height to identify high-risk malnourished under-five children.
The World Health Organization and UNICEF define non-oedematous severe acute malnutrition (SAM) either by a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) less than 115 mm or by a weight-for-height z-score (WHZ)Expand
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Growth and Change in Blood Haemoglobin Concentration Among Underweight Malawian Infants Receiving Fortified Spreads for 12 Weeks: A Preliminary Trial
Objective: Fortified spreads (FSs) have proven effective in the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children. We examined acceptability, growth and change in blood haemoglobin (Hb) concentrationExpand
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