Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
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Long Term Cereal-Based Nutritional Supplementation Improved the Total Spine Bone Mineral Density amongst Sri Lankan Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Study
Background: The Thriposha programme in Sri Lanka provides a combination of energy, protein and micronutrients as a ‘ready-to-eat’ cereal-based food.
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of calcium and vitamin D3 in the Thriposha on bone mineralization among preschool children aged 3-5 years.
Design: Subjects (n=30) were fed with conventional Thriposha while the control group (n=30) children were fed without mineral and vitamin premix (Corn-Soya-Blend - CSB) for a period of nine months. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of total spine was measured at the baseline and after the intervention.
Results: The mean baseline total spine BMD was 0.464(0.050) g/cm2 in the interventional group and 0.453(0.035) g/cm2 in the control group (p=0.09). At the end of the study, the BMD levels were 0.487(0.047) and 0.454(0.031) g/cm2 (p<0.001) respectively.
Conclusion: Daily supplementation of cereal based food supplement over a period of nine months improved the total spine BMD.
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