Mambwe Kasese-Hara

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BACKGROUND Failure to thrive is generally attributed to undernutrition, but little is known about the appetite or eating behaviour of children with the condition. The hypothesis that young children who fail to thrive lack a normal sensitivity to internal hunger or satiation cues was tested in this study using an energy compensation procedure. METHOD(More)
One-year-old children who failed to thrive in infancy were identified through a specialist clinical service using a conditional weight gain criterion which identified the slowest gaining 5%. Control children of the same age and sex were recruited from the same local geographical area and had the same primary care physician. The food intake and feeding(More)
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