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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Dube, B., Rongsen, T., Mazumder, S., Taneja, S., Rafiqui, F., Bhandari, N., Bhan, M. K.. "Comparison of ready-to-use therapeutic food with cereal legume-based Khichri among malnourished children ." Indian Pediatrics 46 (2009) : 383-388
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Matilsky, D. K., Maleta, K., Castleman, T., Manary, M. J.. "Supplementary feeding with fortified spreads results in higher recovery rates than with a corn/soy blend in moderately wasted children ." The Journal of Nutrition 139 , no. 4 (2009) : 773-778
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Phuka, J., Thakwalakwa, C., Maleta, K., Cheung, Y. B., Briend, A., Manary, M., Ashorn, P.. "Supplementary feeding with fortified spread among moderately underweight 6-18-month-old rural Malawian children ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 5 , no. 2 (2009) : 159-70
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Bourdier, F.. "Socio-anthropological investigation related to the acceptability of Plumpy'nut in Cambodia ." Paris: institut de Recherche pour le Développement (2009)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
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
Phuka, John C, Maleta, Kenneth, Thakwalakwa, Chrissie, Cheung, Yin Bun, Briend, André, Manary, Mark J, Ashorn, Per. "Postintervention growth of Malawian children who received 12-mo dietary complementation with a lipid-based nutrient supplement or maize-soy flour ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 89 , no. 1 (2009)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Flax, V. L., Thakwalakwa, C., Phuka, J., Ashorn, U., Cheung, Y. B., Maleta, K., Ashorn, P.. "Malawian mothers' attitudes towards the use of two supplementary foods for moderately malnourished children ." Appetite 53 , no. 2 (2009) : 195-202
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Isanaka, S., Nombela, N.ohelly, Djibo, A., Poupard, M., Van Beckhoven, D., Gaboulaud, V., Guerin, P. J., Grais, R. F.. "Effect of preventive supplementation with ready-to-use therapeutic food on the nutritional status, mortality, and morbidity of children aged 6 to 60 months in Niger: a cluster randomized trial. ." Journal of the American Medical Association 301 , no. 3 (2009) : 277-85
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight