Ferreira ED, Alexandre MA, Salinas JL, De Siqueira AM, Benzecry SG, De Lacerda MV, Monteiro WM. Association between anthropometry-based nutritional status and malaria: a systematic review of observational studies. Malaria journal. 2015 Sep 17;14(14). 346 p. PMID: 26377094 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4574180
Multiple studies in various parts of the world have analysed the association of nutritional status on malaria using anthropometric measures, but results differ due to the heterogeneity of the study population, species of the parasite, and other factors involved in the host and parasite relationship. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review on the inter-relationship of nutritional status based on anthropometry and malarial infection.