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Table 3 Energy, zinc, vitamin A and iron intakes and % coverage of daily recommended intake in both groups

From: Daily consumption of ready-to-use peanut-based therapeutic food increased fat free mass, improved anemic status but has no impact on the zinc status of people living with HIV/AIDS: a randomized controlled trial

  Sex RDAa Groups
Control RUTF
Intakes % coverage Intakesb % coverage
Energy(kcal) Women 2100c 1526 73 2108 100
Men 2520c 1946 77 2186 87
Vitamin A (μg) Women 500 534.7 107 1858 372
Men 600 1561 260 1828 307
Zinc (mg)d Women 4.9 3.0 61 10.4 212
Men 7 3.4 49 10.6 151
Iron (mg)e Women 19.6 1.8 9 2.0 10
Men 9.1 2.3 25 2.9 32
  1. aRDA (Recommended Dietary allowances), FAO/WHO [26, 27]
  2. bIntakes measured in addition to the supplement (RUTF + rice porridge)
  3. c RDA of Energy is increased by 20 % to take into account the increase of daily recommended intake for PLWH (WHO, [22])
  4. dZinc intake calculated based on the bioavailability of zinc in mixed diets (Hotz and Brown, [50])
  5. eIron intakes calculated by taking into account the bioavailability of iron (15 %)