The Omega-3 Fatty Acids can Significantly Increase the Height of Children Under Five with Stunting

Authors

  • Lewi Jutomo1, Bambang Wirjatmadi2, Rudi Irawan3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3088

Keywords:

omega-3 fatty acids, stunting, children under five, height

Abstract

Children with stunting are a global public health problem that has implications for impaired physical growth, which has an impact on increasing morbidity and mortality. This study aims to study the role of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on anthropometric measures of toddlers with stunting, especially height. This type of research was an experimental randomized clinical trial design, in the form of pre-post test control group design. Subjects who participated in this study were toddlers aged 12-36 months, consisting of 12 children as a control group who received placebo, and 12 children as a treatment group who received omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for 2 months. The parameters observed was height. The collected data were analyzed using t-test. The results of the study showed that there was a difference in changes in the subject’s height in the treatment group compared to the control group (p-value = 0.009294). It was further concluded that supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids in children under five with stunting could significantly increase height.

Author Biography

Lewi Jutomo1, Bambang Wirjatmadi2, Rudi Irawan3

1Doctoral Student, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, 2Professor, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, 3Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Published

2020-04-29

How to Cite

Lewi Jutomo1, Bambang Wirjatmadi2, Rudi Irawan3. (2020). The Omega-3 Fatty Acids can Significantly Increase the Height of Children Under Five with Stunting. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(2), 1306-1309. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3088