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Cow’s milk-based beverage consumption in 1- to 4-year-olds and allergic manifestations: an RCT

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, February 2016
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Title
Cow’s milk-based beverage consumption in 1- to 4-year-olds and allergic manifestations: an RCT
Published in
Nutrition Journal, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12937-016-0138-0
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M. V. Pontes, T. C. M. Ribeiro, H. Ribeiro, A. P. de Mattos, I. R. Almeida, V. M. Leal, G. N. Cabral, S. Stolz, W. Zhuang, D. M. F. Scalabrin

Abstract

Nutrients such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), prebiotics and β-glucan have been associated with reduced incidence of respiratory illnesses and allergic manifestations (AM). Our objective was to assess if consumption of a cow's milk-based beverage with these and other nutrients supports respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin health in otherwise well-nourished, healthy children. In this double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, healthy children (1-4 years of age) from two daycare centers in Brazil were fed three servings/day of a cow's milk-based beverage (CMBB; n = 125) containing DHA, the prebiotics polydextrose (PDX) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS), β-glucan, and other key nutrients, or a control cow's milk-based beverage (control; n = 131) for up to 28 weeks. Occurrence of respiratory infections, diarrheal disease and AM was assessed by study pediatricians and the number of episodes were analyzed with the Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test and the Andersen-Gill model. The CMBB group had fewer episodes of AM, which included allergic rhinitis or conjunctivitis, wheezing, allergic cough, eczema and urticaria, compared to the control group (p = 0.021). The hazard ratio for increased number of episodes of AM was lower in the CMBB group compared to control (HR, 0.64; 95 % CI 0.47-0.89; p = 0.007). There was no difference in the incidence of respiratory infections and diarrheal disease between groups. A cow's milk-based beverage containing DHA, PDX/GOS, and yeast β-glucan, and supplemented with micronutrients, including zinc, vitamin A and iron, when consumed 3 times/day for 28 weeks by healthy 1- to 4-year-old children was associated with fewer episodes of allergic manifestations in the skin and the respiratory tract. registration number: NCT01431469.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 125 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 16%
Researcher 20 16%
Student > Master 16 13%
Other 11 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 8%
Other 27 21%
Unknown 23 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 4%
Other 18 14%
Unknown 30 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 January 2017.
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#1,390,405
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#419
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#46,059
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Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#14
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