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Ready-to-use therapeutic food for prevention of childhood undernutrition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20591110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Undernutrition is a major contributor to child mortality and total global disease burden. Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is recommended by the World Health Organization for community-based management of uncomplicated forms of severe acute malnutrition. New research has evaluated the role of RUTF for the prevention of childhood undernutrition. While studies have found some benefit, similar results have been seen with supplemental food aid and controversy over the role for RUTF in prevention efforts continues. For the prevention of childhood malnutrition, the following questions remain critical: Who should receive a specific nutrition intervention? What composition and form should the intervention take? And, when should the intervention be delivered?
Kristy M Hendricks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1753-4887     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  2011-03-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hood Center for Children and Families at Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutrition Disorders / diet therapy*,  prevention & control*
Child, Preschool
Fast Foods / analysis*,  economics
Food Services / economics
Food, Fortified / analysis,  economics
Foods, Specialized / analysis*,  economics
Infant Food / analysis,  economics
Infant Nutrition Disorders / diet therapy*,  prevention & control*
Comment In:
Nutr Rev. 2011 Feb;69(2):116-7; author reply 118   [PMID:  21294745 ]

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