Open Access Early INCAP longitudinal nutrition studies at the community level

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This paper reviews the findings of early field studies of INCAP comparing the effects of vitamin B12 and animal and vegetable protein on the growth of poorly nourished schoolchildren. It also describes a 5-year community-based intervention study showing that a protein-rich supplement given to preschool children improves growth and cognition and decreases morbidity and mortality. Medical care in one village had no detectable benefits. A classical seven-year community-based detailed observational study of the infection status and growth in children from birth is also summarized.

Keywords: ANTIBIOTICS; CENTRAL AMERICA; LONGITUDINAL STUDY; NUTRITION; VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2010

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  • Established in 1978, the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.

    The focus of the journal is to highlight original scientific articles on nutrition research, policy analyses, and state-of-the-art summaries relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

    Food and Nutrition Bulletin's 2012 Impact Factor: 2.106

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