Table 3

Nutritional status at the beginning [1] and end of the study [2].a

A 170 Children with Misola 200 g/day

B 170 Children with Spiruline 10 g/day plus traditional meals 200 g/day

C 170 Children with Spiruline 10 g/day plus Misola 200 g/day

D 40 Children with traditional meals 200 g/day


WHZ1 1 → 2

-1.73 ± 2.51 P = 0.035*

-2.88 ± 0.95 P < 0.001

-3,05 ± 0.75 P < 0.001*

-2.42 ± 1.02 P = 0.065*

WHZ2

-1.14 ± 2.64

-1.80 ± 1.53

-1,18 ± 1.63

-2.00 ± 0.99

WHZ2/WHZ1+WHZ2

34.14 %

37.50 %

62.90 %

17.35 %

WAZ1 1 → 2

-4.01 ± 0.98 P < 0.001**

-3.88 ± 0.90 P < 0.001**

-4,38 ± 0.91 P < 0.001**

-3.99 ± 0.9 P = 0.013**

WAZ2

-2.95 ± 1.12

-3.10 ± 1.14

-2,71 ± 1.17

-3.45 ± 1.0

WAZ2/WAZ1+WAZ2

26 %

20 %

38 %

14 %


aWHZ1 = Weight for height z-score at beginning of the study; WHZ2 = Weight for height z-score at the end of the study; WAZ1 = Weight for age z-score at the beginning of study; WAZ2 = Weight for age z-score at the end of the study. Student T test *WHZ1→WHZ2; **WAZ1→WAZ2 ;

Simpore et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:3   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-3

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