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Effectiveness of ready-to-use therapeutic food compared to a corn/soy-blend-based pre-mix for the treatment of childhood moderate acute malnutrition in Niger.

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Standard nutritional treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) relies on fortified blended flours though their importance to treat this condition is a matter of discussion. With the newly introduced World Health Organization growth standards, more children at an early stage of malnutrition will be treated following the dietary protocols as for severe acute malnutrition, including ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). We compared the effectiveness of RUTF and a corn/soy-blend (CSB)-based ...

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10.1093/tropej/fmq019

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Journal:
Journal of tropical pediatrics
Volume:
56
Issue:
6
Pages:
407-413
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1465-3664
ISSN:
0142-6338
URN:
uuid:b7447758-a883-41be-b031-1b3ce68d4492
Source identifiers:
68275
Local pid:
pubs:68275

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