Mother's milk not just for babies

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Mother's milk not just for babies

Post by learning » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:46 am

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... for-adults

In babies, HMOs strengthen the developing immune system, helping fight infection and inflammation while aiding brain development, according to early research. New studies show those benefits may extend to people of all ages, fitting neatly into consumers’ growing fascination with probiotics -- the “good” bacteria that can help keep a human body healthy.

Even in nature, breast milk can vary depending on the different kinds of sugars produced by each mom. DuPont and BASF are focusing on making the most common version of HMO, which consists of the 2’FL sugar. That’s where the benefits can be seen most clearly, according to Nestle’s Saavedra: Babies getting 2’FL from their mothers have slightly lower rates of acute infection than babies whose moms are deficient in that HMO.

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