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Supplementary feeding with either ready-to-use fortified spread or corn-soy blend in wasted adults starting antiretroviral therapy in Malawi: randomised, investigator blinded, controlled trial

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 22 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1867

Rx for Wasting

Wasting is extreme weight loss due to diseases such as TB, AIDS, and cancer.
We are so concerned about looking thin and fit, that we tend to overlook the
issue of wasting. As a result, wasting has received inadequate research and
therapeutic protocols. In my experience, wasting responds favorably to a diet
that emphasizes organic whole milk, heavy cream, cheese, and mixed roasted
nuts and seeds. If we dedicate ourselves to diet and internal health, our
appearance and weight will take care of itself.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

06 June 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA