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2012-05-23 19:16:32

Scientists are reporting development of a healthy "designer fat" that, when added to infant formula, provides a key nutrient that premature babies need in high quantities, but isn't available in large enough amounts in their mothers' milk. The new nutrient, based on hazelnut oil, also could boost nutrition for babies who are bottle-fed for other reasons. Casimir Akoh and colleagues explain that human milk is the "gold standard" for designing infant formulas. Mothers naturally provide the...

Researchers Examine Human Breast Milk Ingredient
2012-05-15 09:57:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A report by the University of Illinois (UI) demonstrates that human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) can create short-chain fatty acids that can help beneficial microbial populations in an infant´s gut. The bacterial composition can alter itself as the baby grows older and its needs change.  Based on the fact that HMOs are a large part of human milk and absent from infant formula, the researchers wanted to better understand what formula-fed babies were...

2012-04-23 23:18:35

The benefits of breast milk are well known, but why breastfeeding protects against various forms of cancer remains a mystery. A new study in the Journal of Human Lactation (published by SAGE) found high levels of cancer-fighting TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) in human milk, which might be one source of breast milk's anticancer activity. Researchers took samples of colostrum, the first milk available to newborns, and of mature breast milk from new mothers. Researchers then...

2012-04-05 23:02:04

Olive Oil, Milk and Honey Represent Some of the Most Vulnerable Ingredients. USP Public Database is First Known Repository on Episodes of Food Ingredient Fraud, Economically Motivated Adulteration. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlight the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supply;...


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