Journal Article

Impact of Lactoferrin Supplementation on Growth and Prevalence of <i>Giardia</i> Colonization in Children

Theresa J. Ochoa, Elsa Chea-Woo, Miguel Campos, Iris Pecho, Ana Prada, Robert J. McMahon and Thomas G. Cleary

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 12, pages 1881-1883
Published in print June 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/588476
Impact of Lactoferrin Supplementation on Growth and Prevalence of Giardia Colonization in Children

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We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial comparing supplementation with bovine lactoferrin versus placebo for the prevention of diarrhea in children. Comparison of overall diarrhea incidence and prevalence rates found no significant difference between the 2 groups. However, there was a lower prevalence of colonization with Giardia species and better growth among children in the lactoferrin group.

Journal Article.  2049 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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