Effects of EED on Zn absorption and retention in children from a MNP (ZEED2)
- Nancy Krebs
Study PeriodNovember 2015 - March 2017
The overall objective is to determine the impact of EED on total daily zinc absorption of young Bangladeshi children (18-24 months of age) in an austere setting with high rates of diarrhea, stunting, and micro-nutrient deficiencies.
- Active Comparator: Micronutrient Powder (MNP) + 15 mg Zn 1 sachet of Micronutrient Powder (MNP) + 15 mg: Zn will be added to a single meal on study day 8
- Active Comparator: MNP + 10 mg Zn; 1 sachet of MNP + 10 mg Zn will be added to a single meal on study day 8
- Active Comparator: MNP + 5 mg Zn; 1 sachet of MNP + 5 mg Zn will be added to a single meal on study day 8
- Placebo Comparator: MNP without Zn; 1 sachet of MNP without Zn will be added to a single meal on study day 8
- Total daily absorbed zinc (TAZ): Measured during the meal to determine the effects of EED on zinc absorption.
- Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
- Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Which ingredients offer the best prevention or treatment for undernutrition?
How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented "on the ground"?