Growth and change in blood haemoglobin concentration among underweight Malawian infants receiving fortified spreads for 12 weeks: a preliminary trial.

@article{Kuusipalo2006GrowthAC,
  title={Growth and change in blood haemoglobin concentration among underweight Malawian infants receiving fortified spreads for 12 weeks: a preliminary trial.},
  author={Heli M Kuusipalo and Kenneth M Maleta and Andr{\'e} Briend and Mark J. Manary and Per Ashorn},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={525-32}
}
OBJECTIVE Fortified spreads (FSs) have proven effective in the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children. We examined acceptability, growth and change in blood haemoglobin (Hb) concentration among moderately underweight ambulatory infants given FS. METHODS This was a randomised, controlled, parallel-group, investigator-blind clinical trial in rural Malawi. Six- to 17-month-old underweight infants (weight for age < -2), whose weight was greater than 5.5 kg and weight-for-height z score… CONTINUE READING
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