Milk Fat Globule Membrane

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Supporting infant cognitive development and gastrointestinal health Human milk is a complex and unique source of nutrition made specifically for the needs of the developing infant. Observational studies show that early nutrition influences both short and long term health, with formula fed infants having higher risk of being overweight, higher incidence of infections during the first year and lower cognitive scores. Understanding and identifying essential components from human milk is therefore vital to developing the best nutritional strategy for formula fed infants in order to close the functional gap between human milk and infant formulas.  One of the main compositional gaps is found in the fat used for infant formula production. Since the middle of the twentieth century, milk fat has progressively been replaced by vegetable oils, yet ideally both fat sources should be present. As a consequence, standard infant formulas now have either low concentrations of, or completely lack, the biologically important building blocks that are present in dairy fat such as Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM). Milk fat globules are surrounded by a double-layered phospholipid membrane comprising specific membrane proteins. These phospholipids and protein components are present in much lower concentrations in bovine milk than in human milk, where they perform several roles in infant nutrition and development.
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Categories Proteins
Sales markets Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Middle East; Asia; North America; Africa; Central/South America
Supplied from Argentina; Denmark
End-Use Categories Infant Nutrition/ Baby Foods & Infant Formula
Certifications GMO-Free; Halal; Health & Safety (GMP, HAACP and equivalents); Health claims; Kosher; Quality assurance
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