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Research Project: Efficacy of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (Lns) for Pregnant and Lactating Women and Their Infants

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit

Project Number: 5306-51000-004-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2015

Objective:
Our purpose is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child undernutrition by providing an evidence base for the use of lipid-based nutrient supplements in low-income populations. Therefore these studies will assess the efficacy of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) for home fortification of foods consumed by pregnant and lactating women and their infants in two community-based randomized controlled trials.

Approach:
1) To measure vitamin and mineral status of Ghanaian and Malawian pregnant and lactating women and their infants who are given a lipid based nutrient supplement vs. standard of care or micronutrients in a pill. 2) To measure vitamin and mineral status of Malawian children given a lipid based nutrient supplement containing milk or no milk in 20 or 40g/day rations.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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