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Effect of diets of different level of protein on the recovery of kwashiorkor children.

A. Jalil, A. Khan and Khattak, Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan (2005) Effect of diets of different level of protein on the recovery of kwashiorkor children. SAJCN : The Official South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 49 (1). ISSN 0250-6807

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Abstract

The effect of diets of different levels of protein on the recovery of Kwashiorkor and marasmic Kwashiorkor children was studied for 3 weeks in Pakistan. Sixty Kwashiorkor children of less than 5 years age were grouped into 4, each group was having 15 children. For each group, two diets, one for early recovery and the other for catch up growth, were prepared from fresh buffalo milk, banana, soybean oil and glucose. The basal (reference) and test diets for early recovery and catch up growth had constant calories and variable amounts of protein. The basal diets and test diets were assigned to group 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. The early recovery diets were fed for the 5 days and the catch up growth diets were fed for the remaining duration. The early recovery of the children was measured in terms of weight gain and weight was taken weekly. The combined average intake/day of the early recovery and catch up growth diets were calculated. The average caloric intake of group 1, 2, 3 and 4 were 140 ± 19, 133 ± 22, 133 ± 16 and 153 ± 8 Kcal/Kg body weight/day respectively. The average protein intake of groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 were 2.7 ± 0.4, 2.9 ± 0.4, 3.2 ± 0.4 and 3.6 ± 0.2 g/Kg body weight/day respectively. The groups of test diets gained more weight than the group of basal diet, however, the results were not significant at P<0.05. the data revealed that the diet that provided 133 ± 22 Kcal/Kg body weight/day and 2.9 ± 0.4 g protein/ kg body weight/day was better for the 2.9 ± 0.4 g protein/ kg body weight/day better for the recovery of Kwashiorkor and marasmic Kwashiorkor children

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP3075 Public health
T Technology > TX Home economics
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan Khattak
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 09:48
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1711

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