Malnutrition Research Paper
A new study indicates that supplementary feeding for a ...
In the 21st century, malnutrition is considered as one of the many health inequalities affecting humanity worldwide, regardless of their income status.
In chronic malnutrition the children are short relative to their age, or stunted.
More than 30% of children in the world have chronic malnutrition.
The study was primarily funded by Danida, MSF-Denmark and MSF-Norway, and USAID via the World Food Programme.
The main Treatfood results are presented in the paper: "Effectiveness of food supplements in increasing fat-free tissue accretion in children with moderate acute malnutrition: A randomised 2 × 2 × 3 factorial trial in Burkina Faso," published in the open access medical journal .
Facts about malnutrition Malnutrition in children can be chronic or acute.
In acute malnutrition children are thin relative to their height, or wasted.
Approximately 8% or 50 mio children globally are affected by acute malnutrition.