Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm


Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm

19 August 2014

An international effort led by the University of Sydney hopes to protect hundreds of Bangladeshi newborns from a host of severe health problems by assessing the effect of lactoferrin, a natural protein found in breast and cow's milk, in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy.

The LIFT trial will be led by Professor Michael Dibley of the University of Sydney, in collaboration with Professor William Tarnow-Mordi (director of neonatal trials at the CTC and director of the WINNER Centre for Newborn Research) and involve the CTC research team.

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