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Title: Supplementation effect on body weight and BMI of HIV-positive/AIDS patients
Authors: Oguntibeju, Oluwafemi Omoniyi 
Van den Heever, W.M.J. 
Van Schalkwyk, F.E. 
Keywords: Supplementation;Nutritional;HIV/AIDS;Body weight;Body mass index
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Asian Network for Scientific Information
Source: Oguntibeju, O.O., van den Heever, W.M.J. & Van Schalkwyk, F.E. 2007. Supplementation effect on body weight and BMI of HIV-positive/AIDS patients. International Journal of Pharmacology, 3:120-122 [10.3923/ijp.2007.120.122]
Journal: International Journal of Pharmacology 
Abstract: This is the first preliminary study in the Free State Province of South Africa to have examined the possible effect of a locally produced nutritional supplement on the body weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) of HIV-positive/AIDS patients. The parameters were determined according to standard procedures in 35 HIV-positive/AIDS patients at baseline and in 28 patients at the end of the study. Twenty-four (68.8%) of the 35 patients examined at baseline had BMI within normal range while the median body weight was 57. Twenty-eight patients completed the study. The results showed that 19 (67.9%) had a BMI within the normal range after supplementation for three months. The body weight showed a slight but insignificant decline (p>0.05) at the end of the study. In general, BMI produced a trend towards an improvement. Further studies are recommended.
ISSN: 1811-7775
1812-5700 (Online)
DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2007.120.122
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