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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Natasha Lelijveld, Claire Godbout, Destiny Krietemeyer, Alyssa Los, Donna Wegner, David T Hendrixson, Robert Bandsma, Aminata Koroma, Mark Manary. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2021) : nqab137
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Victor Nikièma, Nadia F Fogny, Cécile Salpéteur, Carl Lachat, Suvi T Kangas. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2021) : e13220
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Stacy P Griswold, Breanne K Langlois, Ye Shen, Ilana R Cliffer, Devika J Suri, Shelley Walton, Ken Chui, Irwin H Rosenberg, Aminata S Koroma, Donna Wegner. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2021)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Imtiaz Hussain, Atif Habib, Shabina Ariff, Gul Nawaz Khan, Arjumand Rizvi, Suhail Channar, Abid Hussain, Shahid Fazal, Deepak Kumar, Jose Luis Alvarez, Saul Guerrero, Angeline Grant, Sajid Bashir Soofi. "." European Journal of Nutrition (2021) : 1-8
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Devika J Suri, Isabel Potani, Akriti Singh, Stacy Griswold, William W Wong, Breanne Langlois, Ye Shen, Kwan Ho Kenneth Chui, Irwin H Rosenberg, Patrick Webb, Beatrice L Rogers. "." The Journal of Nutrition. (2021) : nxab080
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Brenda de Kok, Katie Moore, Leslie Jones, Katrien Vanslambrouck, Laeticia Celine Toe, Moctar Ouédraogo, Rasmané Ganaba, Saskia de Pee, Juliet Bedford, Carl Lachat, Patrick Kolsteren, Sheila Isanaka. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2021) : e13134
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Experimental Lipid Based Nutrients
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Natasha Lelijveld, Eunice Musyoki, Susan Were Adongo, Amy Mayberry, Jonathan C. Wells, Charles Opondo, Marko Kerac, Jeanette Bailey. "." PLoS ONE 16 , no. 2 (2021) : e0245477
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Dieynaba S. N'Diaye, Bibata Wassonguema, Victor Nikièma, Suvi T. Kangas, Cécile Salpéteur. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2021) : e13118
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Victor Nikièma, Suvi T Kangas, Cécile Salpéteur, Abdoulaye Ouédraogo, Carl Lachat, Nestor H I Bassolé, Nadia F Fogny. "." The Journal of Nutrition (2021) : nxaa393
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Kristen M Hurley, John Phuka, Yunhee Kang, Julie Ruel-Bergeron, Audrey J Buckland, Maithilee Mitra, Lee Wu, Rolf D W Klemm, Keith P West, Jr., Parul Christian. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2021)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Katrien Vanslambrouck, Brenda de Kok, Laeticia Celine Toe , Nathalie De Cock, Moctar Ouedraogo, Trenton Dailey-Chwalibóg, Giles Hanley-Cook, Rasmané Ganaba, Carl Lachat, Lieven Huybregts, Patrick Kolsteren. "." BMJ Open , no. 11 (2021) : e038393
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Kevin B Stephenson, Sophia E Agapova, D Taylor Hendrixson, Aminata Shamit Koroma, Mark J Manary. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 5 , no. 2 (2021) : nzab007
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Jef L Leroy, Deanna K Olney, Noé Nduwabike, Marie T Ruel. "." The Journal of Nutrition 151 , no. 1 (2021) : 197–205
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Mette F. Olsen, Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorff, Charles W. Yaméogo, Bernardette Cichon, Christian Fabiansen, Suzanne Filteau, Kevin Phelan, Albertine Ouédraogo, Kim F. Michaelsen, Melissa Gladstone, Per Ashorn, André Briend, Christian Ritz, Henrik Friis, Vibeke B. Christ. "." PLoS medicine 17 , no. 12 (2020) : e1003442
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Harriet Okronipa, Amado D Quezada-Sánchez, Susan L Johnson, Cloe Rawlinson, Selene Pacheco-Miranda, Mónica Venosa López, Anabelle Bonvecchio Arenas, Wendy Gonzalez Navarrete. "." Nutrients 12 , no. 10 (2020) : 3069
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Ilana R. Cliffer, William A. Masters, Beatrice L. Rogers. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition , no. e13089 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Nancy F. Krebs, Michael Hambidge, Jamie L. Westcott, Ana L. Garcés, Lester Figueroa, Antoinette K. Tsefu, Adrien L. Lokangaka. "." The Journal of Pediatrics (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Parul Christian, Kristen M Hurley, John Phuka, Yunhee Kang, Julie Ruel-Bergeron, Audrey J Buckland, Maithilee Mitra, Lee Wu, Rolf Klemm, Keith P West, Jr. "." The Journal of Nutrition (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Gul Nawaz Khan1, MA, MPH ; 2, MPH ; 1, MBBS, FCPS ; 1, MBBS, PhD ; 3, MBBS ; 3, MBBS ; 1, MA ; 4, MA ; 2, BSc ; Alba Cecilia G, Sumra Kureishy, Shabina Ariff, Muhammad Atif Habib, Asra Abeer Usmani, Areeba Mubarik, Masawar Hussain, Naveed Akbar, Pablo Rodriguez de Castro, Alba Cecilia Garzon, Saskia de Pee, Sajid Bashir Soofi. "." JMIR Research Protocols 9 , no. 8 (2020) : p.e19001
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Cash transfer
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Gul Nawaz Khan, Sumra Kureishy, Shabina Ariff, Arjumand Rizvi, Muhammad Sajid, Cecilia Garzon, Ali Ahmad Khan, Saskia de Pee, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." PloS one 15 , no. 8 (2020) : p.e0237210
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Azimi F, Esmaillzadeh A, Alipoor E, Moslemi M, Yaseri M, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ. "." Public Health , no. 185 (2020) : 290-297
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Shehla Zaidi , Jai K. Das, Gul Nawaz Khan, Rabia Najmi, Mashal Murad Shah, Sajid B. Soofi. "." BMC Public Health 20 , no. 1 (2020) : 1046
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Caroline Marquer, Céline Langendorf, Lynda Christelle Woi-Messe, Fatou Berthe, Eric-Alain Ategbo, Santiago Rodas-Moya, Saskia dePee,, and Rebecca F. Grais. "." BMC Nutrition 6 , no. 1 (2020) : 1-8
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
David Taylor Hendrixson, Claire Godbout, Alyssa Los, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Melody Mui, Donna Wegner, Taylor Bryant, Aminata Koroma, Mark J Manary. "." Gut (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ye Shen, Ilana R. Cliffer, Devika J. Suri, Breanne K. Langlois, Stephen A. Vosti, Patrick Webb, Beatrice L. Rogers. "." Nutrition Journal 19 , no. 1 (2020) : 1-18
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight