WPHNA Correspondence: RUTF stuff. Can the children be saved with fortified peanut paste?

This correspondence is available in the March issue of the Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association. Focussing on RUTF, the authors specifically asked the question “Is RUTF ever the right approach?”

The authors argued: “We are not convinced that RUTF is ever a successful approach. The research studies on which this conclusion has been drawn were not optimally designed. Also, available studies on the use of RUTF have shown on average, a weight gain of between 3.5g/kg/day to 8 g/kg/day (3,4). The highest weight gain, reported only once with this product, was 15.6g/kg/day in a hospital setting”(5).

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