Efficacy of a multiple micronutrient-fortified lipid-based nutrient supplement for children under two in Cambodia

Primary Investigator

  • Bindi Borg

Study Period

February 2016 - October 2016

Study Description

The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the efficacy of the LNS on children aged 6-17 months in treating and preventing moderate acute malnutrition. The impact of product will be compared to Corn Soy Blend ++ (CSB++), Sprinkles, and to a control group consuming an unsupplemented diet, which is usually borbor at an early age and thereafter, family foods.

Study Arms

  • Experimental: Lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS)
  • Active Comparator: Corn-soy blend ++ (CSB++)
  • Active Comparator: Sprinkles
  • No Intervention: Control

Primary Outcomes

  • Nutritional status: Weight-for-height (WHZ), length/height-for-age (L/HAZ), and weight-for-age (WAZ) calculated through monthly weight and height measurements

Study Interventions

  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced

Research Gaps

  • Effectiveness

    How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented "on the ground"?

Study Population