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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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CHIRDO, Fernando G. et al. Prebiotics in infant health. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.109, n.1, pp.49-55. ISSN 0325-0075.

The composition of human milk is the main base for the development of infant formulas concerning its macronutrients and micronutrients contents and bioactive compounds. Technological advances in the composition of human milk have identified a great number of bioactive compounds such as prebiotics which are responsible for immunological protection and the prevention of different pathologies. In order to achieve similar benefits, they are part of the contents of infant formulas.

Keywords : Prebiotics; Human milk; Intestinal immunity; Neonate; Infants.

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