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Aluminium bioavailability in infants - FS2111

The bioavailability of aluminium from various types of infant food is to be assessed through studies of four groups each comprising 25 infants under the age of 3 months: - firstly, infants who have been entirely breast-fed; - infants receiving normal infant formula; - infants receiving a pre-term formula; - infants who have been prescribed soya milk preparpation because of gastrointestinal disorders or suspected allergy.
1) To determine the availability of aluminium in infant formula containing different levels of aluminium, by measuring concentrations in plasma and erythrocytes of selected groups of infants; 2) To develop a method for the accurate, contamination-free collection of urine and faecal samples for the determination of aluminium in excretia; and 3) To carry out metabolic balance studies for aluminium in infants receiving different types of feeds.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1994

Cost: £105,328
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - London - Institute of Child Health