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dc.contributor.authorMasuda, Kazuya
dc.contributor.authorInoue, Yuta
dc.contributor.authorInoue, Ryo
dc.contributor.authorNakamura, Akiko
dc.contributor.authorChitundu, Maureen
dc.contributor.authorMurakami, Junko
dc.contributor.authorOta, Yumiko
dc.contributor.authorMatsugami, Junichiro
dc.coverage.spatialZambiaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-15T11:37:49Z
dc.date.available2014-09-15T11:37:49Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-15
dc.identifier.isbn978 1 78118 181 2
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4398
dc.description.abstractEnsuring adequate nutrition among vulnerable children has been a serious challenge in Zambia. Chronic child malnutrition is more predominant at 45 per cent while underweight and wasting are at 15 and 5 per cent respectively. This study tested the effectiveness of spirulina on malnourished children in Zambia. The study took place from June 2012 to February 2013. Sixty children were divided into spirulina treatment and control groups. The outcome of taking spirulina was analysed by collecting anthropometric data. The fixed-effect regression result showed that 10g of spirulina dairy intake leads to improvement by producing 0.29 higher points in the height-for-age z-score (HAZ); confidence interval (CI)[0.0404, 0.535]. On the contrary, the weight-for-age z-score (WAZ) and the mid-upper arm circumference z-score (MUACZ) did not show a significant difference, although treated children showed a larger improvement by 0.09 points and 0.38 points, respectively. This study implied the validity of spirulina in reducing chronic malnutrition.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial Collection;
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access report distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectNutritionen_GB
dc.titleSpirulina Effectiveness Study on Child Malnutrition in Zambiaen_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.teamKnowledge Servicesen_GB


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