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Follow-up formula enriched with prebiotic components and yeast β-glucan might decrease the incidence and duration of respiratory tract infections in childhood.
It is unclear which specific additive of the follow-up formula or the role of other dietary habits has the most beneficial effect in relation to the incidence of respiratory tract infections.
Further studies are needed to improve understanding of the role of additives in follow-up formula feeding on the risk of communicable diseases in childhood.
Respiratory infections and diarrhoea are major causes of childhood morbidity.1 The use of dietary supplements may have beneficial effects on the …
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