Although animal-source foods are suitable complementary food for child growth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), their efficacy is still under discussion. This systematic review and meta-analysis was done to investigate the suitability of animal-source foods intake on child physical growth in LMICs. A systematic literature search was done using electronic databases and scanning the reference list of included studies, previous meta-analysis and systematic reviews. Paper selection was based on the PICO (ST) criteria. Papers were selected if based on 6 to 24-month-old children, if they were randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of complementary animal-based food supplementation of any natural origin, if reporting at least a measure of body size and published after 2000. The PRISMA guidelines for reporting systematic review was followed in the paper selection. Fourteen papers were included in the systematic review and eight were considered for the meta-analysis. Animal-based food supplementation resulted in a higher length-for-age LAZ and weight-for-age (WAZ) Z-scores compared with the control group with random effect size of 0 center dot 15 (95 % CI 0 center dot 02, 0 center dot 27) and 0 center dot 20 (95 % CI 0 center dot 03, 0 center dot 36), respectively. Results were confirmed after influence analyses, and publication bias resulted as negligible. An increased effect on LAZ and WAZ was observed when the food supplementation was based on egg with effect size of 0 center dot 31 (95 % CI = -0 center dot 03, 0 center dot 64) and 0 center dot 36 (95 % CI = -0 center dot 03, 0 center dot 75), respectively. Animal-source foods are a suitable complementary food to improve growth in 6 to 24-month-old children in LMICs.

Animal-source foods as a suitable complementary food for improved physical growth in 6 to 24-month-old children in low- A nd middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials / Asare, H.; Rosi, A.; Faber, M.; Smuts, C. M.; Ricci, C.. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION. - ISSN 1475-2662. - (2022), pp. 1-11. [10.1017/S0007114522000290]

Animal-source foods as a suitable complementary food for improved physical growth in 6 to 24-month-old children in low- A nd middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Rosi A.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Although animal-source foods are suitable complementary food for child growth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), their efficacy is still under discussion. This systematic review and meta-analysis was done to investigate the suitability of animal-source foods intake on child physical growth in LMICs. A systematic literature search was done using electronic databases and scanning the reference list of included studies, previous meta-analysis and systematic reviews. Paper selection was based on the PICO (ST) criteria. Papers were selected if based on 6 to 24-month-old children, if they were randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of complementary animal-based food supplementation of any natural origin, if reporting at least a measure of body size and published after 2000. The PRISMA guidelines for reporting systematic review was followed in the paper selection. Fourteen papers were included in the systematic review and eight were considered for the meta-analysis. Animal-based food supplementation resulted in a higher length-for-age LAZ and weight-for-age (WAZ) Z-scores compared with the control group with random effect size of 0 center dot 15 (95 % CI 0 center dot 02, 0 center dot 27) and 0 center dot 20 (95 % CI 0 center dot 03, 0 center dot 36), respectively. Results were confirmed after influence analyses, and publication bias resulted as negligible. An increased effect on LAZ and WAZ was observed when the food supplementation was based on egg with effect size of 0 center dot 31 (95 % CI = -0 center dot 03, 0 center dot 64) and 0 center dot 36 (95 % CI = -0 center dot 03, 0 center dot 75), respectively. Animal-source foods are a suitable complementary food to improve growth in 6 to 24-month-old children in LMICs.
Animal-source foods as a suitable complementary food for improved physical growth in 6 to 24-month-old children in low- A nd middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials / Asare, H.; Rosi, A.; Faber, M.; Smuts, C. M.; Ricci, C.. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION. - ISSN 1475-2662. - (2022), pp. 1-11. [10.1017/S0007114522000290]
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