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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Rachel S. Bergmans, Maria Nikodemova, Valerie J. Stull, Ashley Rapp, Kristen M. C. Malecki. "." Plos ONE 15 , no. 6 (2020) : p.fiaa105.
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Irena, A., Bahwere, P., Owino, V., Diop, E. I., Bachmann, M., Mbwili-Muleya, C., Dibari, F., Sadler, K., Collins, S.. "      ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 105-119
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Cost
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe 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
Sethuraman, K., Doledec, D., Begum, F., Manir, M. Z.. "Managing acute malnutrition: A review of the evidence and country experiences in South Asia and a recommended approach for Bangladesh ." FANTA Project (2014)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Nguefack, F., Adjahoung, C. A., Keugoung, B., Kamgaing, N., Dongmo, R.. "Hospital management of severe acute malnutrition in children with F-75 and F-100 alternative local preparations: results and challenges ." The Pan African Medical Journal 21 (2015) : 329
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Diop, E. H. I., Dossou, N. I., Ndour, M. M., Briend, A., Wade, S.. "Comparison of the efficacy of a solid ready-to-use food and a liquid, milk-based diet for the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children: A randomized trial ." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 78 , no. 2 (2003) : 302-307
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
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
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