Effect of fortified complementary food supplementation on child growth in rural Bangladesh: a cluster-randomized trial

@inproceedings{Christian2015EffectOF,
  title={Effect of fortified complementary food supplementation on child growth in rural Bangladesh: a cluster-randomized trial},
  author={Parul Christian and Saijuddin Shaikh and Abu Ahmed Shamim and Sucheta Mehra and Lee S.F. Wu and Maithilee Mitra and Hasmot Ali and Rebecca D Merrill and Nuzhat Choudhury and M. Shahina Parveen and Rachel D Fuli and Md. Iqbal Hossain and M Munirul Islam and Rolf Dw Klemm and Kerry J. Schulze and Alain Bernard Labrique and Saskia de Pee and Tahmeed Ahmed and Keith P West},
  booktitle={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Growth faltering in the first 2 years of life is high in South Asia where prevalence of stunting is estimated at 40-50%. Although nutrition counselling has shown modest benefits, few intervention trials of food supplementation exist showing improvements in growth and prevention of stunting. METHODS A cluster-randomized controlled trial was conducted in rural Bangladesh to test the effect of two local, ready-to-use foods (chickpea and rice-lentil based) and a fortified blended food… CONTINUE READING
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