Phosphonutrients, infant formula, & brain health

Good news, work on a phosphoprotein (osteopontin), found naturally in human and other mammal milk, has been refined from bovine (cow) milk and successfully used in early clinical trials with human infant formula. Babies were found to have improved immune development and reduced days with fever. See (Pediatric Ingredients: Osteopontin, by Arla Foods Ingredients, 8) for more information on the potential benefits of osteopontin as an infant formula additive for the health and development of infants.

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