Neutral and acidic oligosaccharides in preterm infants: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

E.A.M. Westerbeek, J.P. van den Berg, H.N. Lafeber, W.P.F. Fetter, G. Boehm, J.W.R. Twisk, R.M. van Elburg

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Background: Serious infectious morbidity is high in preterm infants. Enteral supplementation of prebiotics may reduce the incidence of serious infections, especially infections related to the gastrointestinal tract. Objective: The objective was to determine the effect of enteral supplementation of a prebiotic mixture consisting of neutral oligosaccharides (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-686
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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