A Clinical Study to Investigate the Effects of an Infant Formula Containing Partially Hydrolysed Proteins on Growth, Safety and Tolerance in Healthy Term Infants

2017-02-24 15:23:21 | BioPortfolio


It is universally accepted that the best nutrition for a new-born infant is breast milk. Breast milk provides a complete set of nutrients to support growth and development of children in early life, including components that have a beneficial effect on gut health and the body's ability to defend itself against infectious organisms and other invaders (immune system).However, it may occur that a mother is unable to breastfeed her child, or chooses not to breastfeed. In such cases, an infant formula inspired by breast milk is the best alternative. Research is done to optimize milk formula for infants. One of these formulas contains 'partially hydrolyzed' proteins instead of intact proteins, meaning the proteins in this formula are broken down into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces of protein make the milk more suitable for consumption by infants at risk of developing cow's milk allergy. These types of partially hydrolyzed protein formulas have been on the market for several years, in particular for children with a family risk of allergy. So far, no safety related issues have been reported. It is also known that weight gain of infants receiving partially hydrolyzed proteins in general is appropriate according to the World Health Organisation growth standards.

The main purpose of the TENUTO study is to demonstrate that infants who receive a specific partially hydrolyzed protein infant formula for the first 4 months of life have a similar weight gain compared to infants receiving standard infant formula with intact proteins. A group of infants who receive breast milk only is also included for comparison.

Study Design




Infant Formula with prebiotics, Standard Infant Formula


Not yet recruiting


Nutricia Research

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-02-24T15:23:21-0500

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