Effect of preventive supplementation with ready-to-use therapeutic food on the nutritional status, mortality, and morbidity of children aged 6 to 60 months in Niger: a cluster randomized trial.

Abstract

CONTEXT Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) are an important component of effective outpatient treatment of severe wasting. However, their effectiveness in the population-based prevention of moderate and severe wasting has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a 3-month distribution of RUTF on the nutritional status, mortality, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2008.1018

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