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Ready-to-use therapeutic food with elevated n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content, with or without fish oil, to treat severe acute malnutrition: a randomized controlled trial

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Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) are lipid-based pastes widely used in the treatment of acute malnutrition. Current specifications for RUTF permit a high n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content and low n-3 PUFA, with no stipulated requirements for preformed long-chain n-3 PUFA. The objective of this study was to develop an RUTF with elevated short-chain n-3 PUFA and measure its impact, with and without fish oil supplementation, on children's PUFA status during treatment of severe a...

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Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
93
Publication date:
2015-04-23
Acceptance date:
2015-03-09
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EISSN:
1741-7015
ISSN:
1741-7015
Language:
English
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pubs:519739
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uuid:fe207de5-bce5-4a2a-8407-aaaf3792027f
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pubs:519739
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519739
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2016-05-03

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