Role of Protein-Based Food (PBF) in Combating Undernutrition; Milk and Eggs as an ExampleIhab Naser*
Program of Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Azhar University, Gaza Strip, Palestine
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- Ihab Naser
Program of Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy
Al Azhar University, Gaza Strip, Palestine
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 25, 2016; Accepted date: February 22, 2016; Published date: February 29, 2016
Citation: Naser I (2016) Role of Protein-Based Food (PBF) in Combating Undernutrition; Milk and Eggs as an Example. J Nutr Disorders Ther 6:184. doi:10.4172/2161-0509.1000184
Copyright: © 2016 Naser I. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Provision of Protein-Based Food remains an important strategy for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and can produce substantial improvements in the functional performance of malnourished individuals and populations. Many potential benefits of Protein-Based Food require further exploration, including its effect on physical and mental development among children. There is strong evidence that Protein-Based Food intake have positive impact on weight gain, bone density, micronutrients repletion and cognition development among vulnerable populations. This review will shed the light on different intervention trials designed to tackle malnutrition by using animal source food provision, particularly, Milk and eggs.
Further work is required to clarify the purpose, delivery and outcomes of animal source food provision among vulnerable and poor individuals and communities.