PhD defence: Efficacy of a Reduced Dose of RUTF in the Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Suvi Kangas is defending her PhD thesis
Efficacy of a Reduced Dose of RUTF in the Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Implications for Anthropometry, Body Composition and Vitamin A and Iron Status
4 September 2020, 13:00
Associate Professor Nanna Roos (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Associate Professor Marko Kerac, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
Doctor Maren Rytter, Slagelse Sygehus, Denmark.
Professor Henrik Friis, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Associate Professor Pernille Kaestel, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Professor André Briend, Center for Child Health Research, University of Tampere School of Medicine.
Professor Jonathan Wells, Childhood Nutrition Research Center, UCL Institute of Child Health, UK.
About the thesis
This thesis is part of the MANGO study that aimed to investigate the response to treatment of children with SAM given a reduced RUTF dose compared to children given the standard RUTF dose.
The results presented in this thesis cover the main outcomes of the trial namely the anthropometric and programmatic outcomes and the secondary outcomes related to body composition and vitamin A and iron status.
Additionally, changes occurring in the body composition and vitamin A and iron status of children during treatment were studied.
2020, 98 pages.
The thesis is available for inspection at Rolighedsvej 26, DK-1958 Frederiksberg.