This study was designed to assess whether a rice-hydrolysate formula allows normal growth and adequate metabolic balance in infants with a cow's milk protien allergy. Infants (seven females,nine males: aged 6 - 14 months) were randomly assigned to recieve a rice-hydrolysate formula (n = 8) or a soy formula (control group, n = 8). Standardized growth indices (Z scores) and biochemical parameters were evaluated during a 6-month treatment period. Infants in both groups showed normal growth patterns during the study, and no adverse reactions were seen. Mean plasma biochemical parameters were within the normal ranges, and did not differ between groups. In conclusion, rice-hydrolysate formula may be a nutritionally suitable alternative for infants with cows' milk protein allergy. Larger studies, with satisfactory power, should be undertaken to confirm these findings.
|Titolo:||Nutritional value of a rice-hydrolysate formula in infants with cows' milk protein allergy: a randomized pilot study|
|Autori interni:||GIOVANNINI, MARCELLO|
RIVA, ENRICA LICIA
|Parole Chiave:||Cow's milk protein allergy; Growth; Infants; Rice-hydrolysate formula; Soy formula|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|