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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R. B. Kajjura, F. J. Veldman, S. M. Kassier. "." Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 32 , no. 3 (2019) : 295–302
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Lanyero, B., Namusoke, H., Nabukeera-Barungi, N., Grenov, B., Mupere, E., Michaelsen, K. F., Molgaard, C., Christensen, V. B., Friis, H., Briend, A.. "Transition from F-75 to ready-to-use therapeutic food in children with severe acute malnutrition, an observational study in Uganda ." Nutrition Journal 16 , no. 1 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Rytter, M. J., Babirekere-Iriso, E., Namusoke, H., Christensen, V. B., Michaelsen, K. F., Ritz, C., Mortensen, C. G., Mupere, E., Friis, H.. "Risk factors for death in children during inpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition: a prospective cohort study ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 105 , no. 2 (2017) : 494-502
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ickes, S. B., Adair, L. S., Brahe, C. A., Thirumurthy, H., Charles, B., Myhre, J. A., Bentley, M. E., Ammerman, A. S.. "Impact of lipid-based nutrient supplementation (LNS) on children's diet adequacy in Western Uganda ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 163-178
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Amegovu, Andrew Kiri, Ochola, Sophie, Ogwok, Patrick, Yiga, Peter, Musalima, Juliet, Juliana, Mandha. "Efficacy of sorghum peanut blend and corn soy blend plus in the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in children aged 6–59 months in Karamoja, Uganda: a cluster randomized trial ." Nutrition & Dietary Supplements 6 (2014) : 75-84
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
van der Kam, S., Roll, S., Swarthout, T., Edyegu-Otelu, G., Matsumoto, A., Kasujja, F. X., Casademont, C., Shanks, L., Salse-Ubach, N.. "Effect of short-term supplementation with ready-to-use therapeutic food or micronutrients for children after illness for prevention of malnutrition: a randomised controlled trial in Uganda ." PLoS Medicine 13 , no. 2 (2016) : e1001951
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Babirekere-Iriso, E., Mortensen, C. G., Mupere, E., Rytter, M. J., Namusoke, H., Michaelsen, K. F., Briend, A., Stark, K. D., Friis, H., Lauritzen, L.. "Changes in whole-blood PUFA and their predictors during recovery from severe acute malnutrition ." The British Journal of Nutrition 115 , no. 10 (2016) : 1730-9
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Namusoke, H., Hother, A., Rytter, M. J., Kæstel, P., Babirekere-Iriso, E., Fabiansen, C., Girma, T., Ritz, C., Michaelsen, K., Briend, A., Friis, H.. "Changes in plasma phosphate during in-patient treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition: an observational study in Uganda ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition