Lactoferrin is found in much higher quantities in human breast milk (1-2g/L) than cow’s milk (20-200mg/L). It has important anti-microbial and iron-binding properties that may be important in protecting and enhancing the immune system of infants. In this double blinded, placebo-controlled trial, 850mg/L of lactoferrin was used for 12 months in 52 children aged between...Read more
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Rotavirus is the single most important pathogen in severe dehydrating diarrhea affecting young children. In developing countries, diarrhea is the leading cause of childhood death, killing 5-10 million annually; of which rotavirus causes 440,000 deaths. In this trial involving 238 children under the age of 5, it was found that 100mg of lactoferrin daily for...Read more
Iron deficiency anemia is a common cause of concern in pregnancies worldwide as it can impede fetal development, leading to premature birth and therefore low birth weight and potentially adverse health outcome of the neonate. This study enrolled 300 women at different trimesters and orally administered ferrous sulfate (520mg/day) or 30% iron-saturated bovine lactoferrin (bLf;100mg,...Read more
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