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Synbiotic Supplementation Effects on Breastmilk


In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 80 lactating mothers, daily supplementation with a synbiotic supplement for a period of 30 days was found to be associated with significant improvements in total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of the breastmilk (TAC increased from 0.312 to 0.481 mmol/L), and decreases in malondialdehyde levels (from 1.62 to 1.6 micromol/L) in the breastmilk, while TAC decreased in the placebo group and MDA significantly increased in the placebo group.

The authors conclude, "...these findings require confirmation from future trials.

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