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"Effectiveness of Nutritional Supplement in Growth and Development of Children aged 2-12 years "
Author(s): Chetan Mehndiratta*, Jasjit Singh Bhasin, Vaman Khadilkar, IPS Kochar, Uday Pai, Guatam Mittal, Prashant Sanskar and Tanmay Agrawal
Objective: Post marketing study to determine the effect of 6 months consumption of nutritional supplement on growth and development of children aged 2-12 years. Background: Young children in India suffer from some of the highest levels of stunting, underweight, and wasting observed in any country in the world. The levels of over-nutrition are also on a rise. Prevention of child malnutrition require diets providing adequate energy and essential nutrients to promote catch-up growth, strengthen resistance to infection, and support normal mental, physical and metabolic development. Methods: This is an observational randomized controlled arm study, where anoral nutritional supplement is given to 776 children, aged 2-12 years, for 6 months along with normal diet. Anthropometric parameters (height, weight and BMI) are assesse.. View More»