Published Clinical Trials

This page includes publications from individual clinical trials testing food aid products, and reports and evaluations from programs using food aid products. These resources are tagged according to country, nutritional problem studied, intervention used, study type, year, and author. If relevant to more than one category, the document appears in both categories. New resources are added regularly according to search criteria and standards developed by REFINE.

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Displaying 1 - 17 of 17 Results
Katherine P. Adams, Seth Adu‐Afarwuah, Malay K. Mridha, Brietta M. Oaks, Susana L. Matias, Charles D. Arnold, Sika M. Kumordzie, Charles D. Arnold, Harriet Okronipa, Maku E. Ocansey, Kathryn G. Dewey. "." (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Rebecca R Young, Anna Lartey, Harriet Okronipa, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Brietta M Oaks, Kathryn G Dewey. "." Journal of Nutrition (2019) : nxz243
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Harriet Okronipa, Mary Arimond, Charles D Arnold, Rebecca R Young, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Solace M Tamakloe, Maku E Ocansey, Sika M Kumordzie, Brietta M Oaks, Julie A Mennella, and Kathryn G Dewey.. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 109 , no. 4 (2019) : 1224–1232
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Sika M Kumordzie, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Mary Arimond, Rebecca R Young, Theodosia Adom, Rose Boatin, Maku E Ocansey, Harriet Okronipa, Elizabeth L Prado, Brietta M Oaks, and Kathryn G Dewey.. "." The Journal of Nutrition 149 , no. 5 (2019) : 847–855
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Maku E Ocansey, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Sika M Kumordzie, Harriet Okronipa, Rebecca R Young, Solace M Tamakloe, Brietta M Oaks, Kathryn G Dewey, and Elizabeth L Prado. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 109 , no. 2 (2019) : 322–334
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Kwaku Tano-Debrah, Firibu Kwesi Saalia, Shibani Ghosh, Masashi Hara. "." Food And Nutrition Bulletin (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Akparibo, R., Harris, J., Blank, L., Campbell, M. J., Holdsworth, M.. "Severe acute malnutrition in children aged under 5 years can be successfully managed in a non-emergency routine community healthcare setting in Ghana ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 4 (2017) : e12417
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Okronipa, H., Ashorn, P., Zeilani, M., Oaks, B. M., Baldiviez, L. M., Vosti, S., Dewey, K. G.. "Impact of small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement on hemoglobin, iron status and biomarkers of inflammation in pregnant Ghanaian women ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 2 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Weber, J. M., Ryan, K. N., Tandon, R., Mathur, M., Girma, T., Steiner-Asiedu, M., Saalia, F., Zaidi, S., Soofi, S., Okos, M., Vosti, S. A.. "Acceptability of locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods in Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and India ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 2 (2017) : e12250
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Oaks, B. M., Young, R. R., Adu-Afarwuah, S., Ashorn, U., Jackson, K. H., Lartey, A., Maleta, K., Okronipa, H., Sadalaki, J., Baldiviez, L. M., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Ashorn, P., Dewey, K. G.. "Effects of a lipid-based nutrient supplement during pregnancy and lactation on maternal plasma fatty acid status and lipid profile: Results of two randomized controlled trials ." Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA) 117 (2017) : 28-35
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Klevor, M. K., Adu-Afarwuah, S., Ashorn, P., Arimond, M., Dewey, K. G., Lartey, A., Maleta, K., Phiri, N., Pyykko, J., Zeilani, M., Ashorn, U.. "A mixed method study exploring adherence to and acceptability of small quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) among pregnant and lactating women in Ghana and Malawi ." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 16 , no. 1 (2016) : 253
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Arimond, M., Zeilani, M., Jungjohann, S., Brown, K. H., Ashorn, P., Allen, L. H., Dewey, K. G.. "Considerations in developing lipid-based nutrient supplements for prevention of undernutrition: experience from the International Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (iLiNS) Project ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 31-61
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Abizari, A., Moretti, D., Zimmermann, M. B., Armar-Klemesu, M., Brouwer, I. D.. "Whole cowpea meal fortified with NaFeEDTA reduces iron deficiency among Ghanaian school children in a malaria endemic area ." The Journal of Nutrition 142 , no. 10 (2012) : 1836-1842
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Okronipa, H., Ashorn, P., Peerson, J. M., Arimond, M., Ashorn, U., Zeilani, M., Vosti, S., Dewey, K. G.. "Small-quantity, lipid-based nutrient supplements provided to women during pregnancy and 6 mo postpartum and to their infants from 6 mo of age increase the mean attained length of 18-mo-old children in semi-urban Ghana: a randomized controlled trial ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 104 , no. 3 (2016) : 797-808
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Okronipa, H., Ashorn, P., Zeilani, M., Peerson, J. M., Arimond, M., Vosti, S., Dewey, K. G.. "Lipid-based nutrient supplement increases the birth size of infants of primiparous women in Ghana ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 101 , no. 4 (2015) : 835-46
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Prado, E. L., Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Ocansey, M., Ashorn, P., Vosti, S. A., Dewey, K. G.. "Effects of pre- and post-natal lipid-based nutrient supplements on infant development in a randomized trial in Ghana ." Early Human Development 99 (2016) : 43-51
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Zeilani, M., Dewey, K. G.. "Acceptability of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) among Ghanaian infants and pregnant or lactating women ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 7 , no. 4 (2011) : 344-56
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight