Plant protein rehabilitation diets and iron supplementation of the protein-energy malnourished child.

@article{Smith1989PlantPR,
  title={Plant protein rehabilitation diets and iron supplementation of the protein-energy malnourished child.},
  author={I F Smith and Olusegun Taiwo and Michael H Golden},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1989},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={763-8}
}
Thirty-eight children admitted to the paediatric ward of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, were treated using a local therapeutic regimen for protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). Serum transferrin concentration was measured at weekly intervals to determine the response to and nutritional adequacy of the dietary component of this therapeutic regimen. At discharge, weight for height measurements in the children showed a significant (P less than 0.001) increase in growth… CONTINUE READING

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