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Community-based supplementary feeding for promoting the growth of young children in developing countries

  1. Yanina Sguassero1,*,
  2. Mercedes de Onis2,
  3. Guillermo Carroli1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group

Published Online: 19 OCT 2005

Assessed as up-to-date: 14 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005039.pub2


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Sguassero Y, de Onis M, Carroli G. Community-based supplementary feeding for promoting the growth of young children in developing countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005039. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005039.pub2.

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  1. 1

    Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Rosario, Argentina

  2. 2

    World Health Organisation, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

*Yanina Sguassero, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Pueyrredón 985, Rosario, S2000QIC, Argentina. ysguassero@crep.com.ar. crep@crep.com.ar.

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Bolivia 1996 {published data only}
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Colombia 1981 {published data only}
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Congo 1996 {published data only}
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India 2001 {published data only}
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Malawi 2004 {published data only}
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Mexico 2004 {published data only}
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New Caledonia 1996 {published data only}
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Senegal 1996 {published data only}
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  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Sguassero 2007
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