Palm oil: A pilot study of its use in a nutrition intervention programme

Colin W. Binns, Ronald E Pust, Delmer W. Weinhold

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Abstract

In developing countries under nutrition of children remains a major problem. In many areas this may be due to a deficit in energy consumption. The energy intake of 1-4 year-old Papua New Guinea Highland village children was increased by 15 per cent using a supplement of palm oil. This resulted in a significantly greater (1.66 kg) weight gain over a period of 9 months when compared to a control group (1.2 kg; p<0.01). Serum albumin remained normal. Further field study is needed to confirm this finding that palm oil supplementation in a high-bulk, low-protein diet is safe, effective, and culturally acceptable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1984

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Protein-Restricted Diet
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Serum Albumin
Weight Gain
Energy Consumption
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  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biotechnology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Palm oil : A pilot study of its use in a nutrition intervention programme. / Binns, Colin W.; Pust, Ronald E; Weinhold, Delmer W.

In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol. 30, No. 5, 10.1984, p. 272-274.

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Binns, Colin W. ; Pust, Ronald E ; Weinhold, Delmer W. / Palm oil : A pilot study of its use in a nutrition intervention programme. In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 1984 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 272-274.
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