University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Diabetes and associated complications in HIV patients

The goal of the study is to generate data demonstrating that HIV patients have higher burden of diabetes in order to stimulate development of policies which will help optimize prevention and care of diabetes in HIV patients. Access to antiretro ... Midterm report Preliminary results show that of those recruited, 59% (1,157) were females and the mean age was 41 years. The overall prevalence of diabetes was 13% by glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test and 6% by oral glucose tolerance test ...

GREEiNSECT – Insects for green economy

Demand for animal protein in developing countries is predicted to double by 2050 putting pressure on protein sources for food and animal feed, such as soya and fish. More sustainable protein sources are urgently needed. Entomophagy – the consumption ... Project completion report: Overall, the outputs from the project have been achieved. Of the PhD students, 5 have graduated and 2 students with delayed start have completed all research and by the end of 2018 are close to submitting. Summarizi ...

Treatment of childhood undernutrition: development of and access to improved foods (TREATFOOD)

The objectives were 1) To develop improved corn-soy-blend-based (CSB) and lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, and 2) identify the best product based on effectiveness and acceptability, 3) to dissemina ... Project completion report: Based on the main trial, we have been the first to show that treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, irrespective of supplement, lead to quite high accretion of lean mass - muscle and organ tissue. We have also be ...

Edible Insects for Improved Food and Nutrition Security at Kakuma Refugee Camp

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Refugee camps are commonly affected by chronic food insecurity and low levels of persistent malnutrition due to reliance on food aid from the international community.  Edible insects, rich in nutrients and commonly ...

Fatty acid status in children with undernutrition, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Abstract: BACKGROUND : Cambodia has a high prevalence of undernutrition especially among children. The main animal source of protein in Cambodia is fish or fish products, which are usually rich in n-3 fatty acids. The fatty acids composi ...

Acceptability of cricket-based biscuits and assessment of gut microbiota composition in schoolchildren. A study in Bondo, Kenya

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Children in Kenya have a high risk of undernutrition. House crickets (Acheta Domesticus) are rich in many nutrients important for growth and development. Including crickets in products for school feeding programs could pre ...

Improving efficacy and safety of TB and HIV treatment by nutritional supplementation

The two infectious diseases: Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV are closely linked with crowding, poverty and under-nutrition. The severe wasting seen with both diseases, and more so if co-infecting patients, may affect the absorption of drugs and conversion ... Completion Report - Summary: The prognosis of HIV-infected patients has improved dramatically in recent years but mortality remains high, particularly within the first few months of therapy. Malnutrition is a strong independent predictor of d ...

Development and acceptability of a fish-based local ready-to-use-therapeutic food (RUTF): an intervention in pre-school children in Cambodia

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Background and objectives
In South-East Asia, Cambodia has the highest child mortality rate due to severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Treatment of SAM has been improved by the development and implementation of ready-to-use ...

Alleviating Childhood Malnutrition by Improved Utilization of Traditional Foods (WINFOOD)

Overall aim: to develop nutritionally improved foods for infants and young children in low-income countries, based on improved utilization of traditional foods (semi-domesticated and wild indigenous foods from uncultivated land or aquatic environmen ... Project Completion Report: The WinFood project have successfully brought together an interdisciplinary research group in Cambodia, Kenya and Denmark, and identified how locally available foods can be used for improved feeding of children duri ...

The effect of haemoglobin E on iron status in Cambodian school children

Abstract It has been an amazing experience to work in Phnom Penh,Cambodia. The project is conducted in collaboration with IRD (Institute of Research for Development), WFP (World Food Programme),the health NGO 'Path' and the Cambodian De ...