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.

Do you know of a recently published study or trial that isn’t included here? Email us at REFINEnutrition@gmail.com!


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Theresa Banda, Khataza Chawanda, Wakako Tsuchida, Slyvester Kathumba. "." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 42 , no. 1 (2021) : 91-103
Study Interventions
  • Plant-source protein
  • Experimental Lipid Based Nutrients
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Rogers, B. L., Wilner, L., Maganga, G., Walton, S., Suri, D. J., Langlois, B., Chui, K. K. H., Boiteau, J., Vosti, S., Webb, P.. "Program changes are effective and cost-effective in increasing the amount of oil used in preparing corn soy blend porridge for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawi ." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Efficacy
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Thakwalakwa, C. M., Ashorn, P., Phuka, J. C., Cheung, Y. B., Briend, A., Maleta, K. M.. "Impact of lipid-based nutrient supplements and corn-soy blend on energy and nutrient intake among moderately underweight 8-18-month-old children participating in a clinical trial.  ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 144-150
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Kerac, M., Bunn, J., Seal, A., Thindwa, M., Tomkins, A., Sadler, K., Bahwere, P., Collins, S.. "Probiotics and prebiotics for severe acute malnutrition (PRONUT study): a double-blind efficacy randomised controlled trial in Malawi ." The Lancet 374 , no. 9684 (2009) : 136-144
Study Interventions
  • Other
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Bahwere, P., Balaluka, B., Wells, J. C., Mbiribindi, C. N., Sadler, K., Akomo, P., Dramaix-Wilmet, M., Collins, S.. "Cereals and pulse-based ready-to-use therapeutic food as an alternative to the standard milk- and peanut paste-based formulation for treating severe acute malnutrition: a noninferiority, individually randomized controlled efficacy clinical trial ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 103 , no. 4 (2016) : 1145-1161
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Oakley, E., Reinking, J., Sandige, H., Trehan, I., Kennedy, G., Maleta, K., Manary, M.. "A ready-to-use therapeutic food containing 10% milk is less effective than one with 25% milk in the treatment of severely malnourished children ." The Journal of Nutrition 140 , no. 12 (2010) : 2248-2252
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition