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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Lagrone, L., Cole, S., Schondelmeyer, A., Maleta, K., Manary, M. J.. "." Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 30 , no. 2 (2010)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Isanka, S., Roederer, T., Djibo, A., Luquero, F. J., Nombela, N., Guerin, P. J., Grais, R. F.. "Reducing wasting in young children with preventive supplementation: a cohort study in Niger ." Pediatrics 126 , no. 2 (2010) : e442-450
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Zimmermann, M. B., Chassard, C., Rohner, F., N'Goran, E. K., Nindjin, C., Dostal, A., Utzinger, J., Ghattas, H., Lacroix, C., Hurrell, R. F.. "The effects of iron fortification on the gut microbiota in African children: a randomized controlled trial in Cote d'Ivoire ." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 92 , no. 6 (2010) : 1406-1415
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Singh, A. S., Kang, G., Ramachandran, A., Sarkar, R., Peter, P., Bose, A.. "Locally made ready to use therapeutic food for treatment of malnutrition a randomized controlled trial ." Indian Pediatrics 47 , no. 8 (2010)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Flax, V. L., Phuka, J., Cheung, Y. B., Ashorn, U., Maleta, K., Ashorn, P.. "Feeding patterns and behaviors during home supplementation of underweight Malawian children with lipid-based nutrient supplements or corn-soy blend ." Appetite 54 , no. 3 (2010) : 504-11
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate 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
Thakwalakwa, C., Ashorn, P., Phuka, J., Cheung, Y. B., Briend, A., Puumalainen, T., Maleta, K.. "A lipid-based nutrient supplement but not corn-soy blend modestly increases weight gain among 6-to 18-month-old moderately underweight children in rural Malawi ." The Journal of Nutrition 140 , no. 11 (2010) : 2008-2013
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition