Navigation Links
Infant Formula Manufacturers Again under Ethical Cloud: 'Marketing Gimmick' Linked to Serious Illnesses
Date:1/24/2008

t's why they're found in human breast milk. But we have also seen that some infants are experiencing side effects like diarrhea from consuming the manufactured DHA and ARA oils in formula," says Jimi Francis, Ph.D., a biochemist specializing in DHA in infant nutrition at the Allie M. Lee Laboratory for Omega-3 Research at the University of Nevada at Reno. Also, humans produce DHA and ARA on their own from other fats.

The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm and food policy research group and corporate watchdog, presented its report, in partnership with the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy, to government officials and medical professionals at today's meeting of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee.

"While infant formula manufacturers claim that these oils are perfectly safe and necessary for proper development, our report provides a more detailed picture," said Charlotte Vallaeys, Farm and Food Policy Analyst with the Cornucopia Institute and lead author of the report. "We investigated how a toxic chemical is used as processing agents in the manufacturing process, the inadequate testing for safety, and most importantly, how some infants are experiencing serious adverse reactions from formula supplemented with these oils," Vallaeys added.

"This report presents a disturbing look at the novel ingredients in infant formula," says Marsha Walker, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy. "The FDA has received scores of adverse reports on effects of these ingredients, but, to date, the public's only access to these is through Cornucopia's Freedom of Information Act request. This report will help alert the health care community and federal agencies."

Cornucopia and the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy are now petitioning the FDA for a warning label alerting parents of the range of possible complications from DHA/ARA-supplemented formula.

For more, visit Cornucopia's website
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Cornucopia Institute
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. MedImmunes Motavizumab Reduced RSV Hospitalizations by 83 Percent Among High-Risk Native American, Full-Term Infants in Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 study
2. New Study Demonstrates 4 Year Olds Fed Enfamil LIPIL(R) as Infants Have Brain and Eye Outcomes Similar to Breastfed Babies
3. New Data Show That GlaxoSmithKlines Rotarix(R) Could Be Given With Other Routine Infant Vaccines in the U.S.
4. MedImmune Presents New Pharmaco-Economic Data at American Academy of Pediatrics Regarding Infants at High Risk for RSV
5. ISTA Pharmaceuticals Presents Results from Two Phase III Clinical Trials of Xibrom(TM) QD (Once-daily) Formulation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
6. New AVEENO(R) Eczema Care Product Line Offers Breakthrough Formulas to Help Manage the Signs and Symptoms of Eczema
7. Kibow Biotech Obtains Australian, Chinese and Indian Patents Protecting the Composition and Basic Technology Behind Its Oral Probiotic Formulation for Chronic Kidney Failure
8. Vical Begins Phase 1 Trial of DNA Vaccine Against H5N1 Pandemic Influenza
9. Oritavancin Demonstrates Superior In Vitro Activity to Vancomycin and Metronidazole Against C. Difficile Bacteria
10. Oritavancin Demonstrates Potent and Rapid In Vitro Activity Against MRSA, VRE and Other Strains of Resistant Bacteria
11. Molnlycke Drives Home the Fight Against Staph and Other MRSA Infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 29, 2015 A six-hour certification program ... being presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business ... New York, NY .  Taking place on Wednesday, June ... day of education at the leading event on the East ... Led by Clover Leaf University, the first cannabis university ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015  Dr. Yair Walzer has ... vaginal health issues often caused by menopause. The MonaLisa Touch™, ... anesthesia, received FDA clearance in 2014. Dr. Walzer is one ... to offer the special fractional CO 2 laser specifically ... survivors. In 2010 there were greater than ...
(Date:5/29/2015)...  The annual customer satisfaction survey of over 5,700 ... #1 across all specialties. Every year, Florida ... poll of EHR users and publishes an internationally recognized ... Praxis EMR topped 348 other systems, with the ... used by Black Book. In addition to earning the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 2Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 3Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 4The Newest FDA-Cleared Breakthrough In Women's Health Treatments 2Praxis EMR Ranks #1 for Physician Satisfaction in Black Book's 2015 Survey of Solo and Small Practices 2
(Date:5/30/2015)... 2015 Cyclist Barry Haarde will ... the World 2015: Piles of Miles” near San ... about hemophilia and encourage individuals to support needy ... Save One Life supports nearly 1,200 impoverished children ... through direct sponsorships, scholarships and micro-enterprise grants. Hemophilia ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 2015 Key Housing, a top-rated corporate ... announce their June 2015 featured apartment community: 388 Beale ... Francisco, Key Housing is helping those people looking for ... one of the tightest apartment markets in the United ... understandably anyone who requires temporary San Francisco corporate housing ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... “ Milli the Snail ” was featured ... a look at the latest and coolest applications on the ... of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app review and ... engages and educates children. , Interactive mobile games for children ... content and games they are playing are doing much for ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... (PRWEB) May 30, 2015 The IRS ... 26th 2015, announcing that, “criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired ... on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” ... birth and street address.” , “You don’t even ... have to think it was only a matter of ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 Based in St. ... autism awareness shirts for a couple of months now ... Their latest release, which reads “I’m not misbehaving, I have ... by the parent’s of an autistic child in order to ... autism. , Not only are they raising awareness through the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Barry Haarde Cycles 4,000 Miles Across the USA for Hemophilia 2Health News:San Francisco Corporate Housing Leader Key Housing Designates 388 Beale Street as Featured Community for June 2Health News:San Francisco Corporate Housing Leader Key Housing Designates 388 Beale Street as Featured Community for June 3Health News:An Aesthetic Game that Engages and Educates Children was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:IRS Attack Exemplifies the Compounding Dangers of Stolen Personal Data 2Health News:IRS Attack Exemplifies the Compounding Dangers of Stolen Personal Data 3Health News:IRS Attack Exemplifies the Compounding Dangers of Stolen Personal Data 4Health News:IRS Attack Exemplifies the Compounding Dangers of Stolen Personal Data 5Health News:La La Land Shirts Is Busy Spreading Autism Awareness with Complimentary Shipping on Their New Shirt 2
... for cardiovascular ... ... in disease prevention, announced today that the City of Tempe,Arizona has ... asthma or diabetes and are covered under the City,s PPO,Medical Plan. ...
... in Safety Campaign to Help Boost Awareness ... and Raise Charitable Funds, ... (NFL) and schools across the country prepare for two-a-day preseason,practices, The ... annual "Beat the Heat" campaign aimed at educating parents and,football coaches ...
... still spotted lesions, study finds , , FRIDAY, Aug. 1 ... painful, new research suggests there may one day be ... some advantages over traditional mammograms, said study author John ... California Davis Medical Center. He presented the findings this ...
... August 1 Mark Merritt, President,of the ... in response to new comparative effectiveness legislation,introduced ... Chair Max Baucus,(D-Mont.) and Senate Budget Committee ... Senators Baucus and Conrad for helping advance ...
... risk; doctors urged to expand education efforts , , FRIDAY, ... higher risk for HIV/AIDS, and doctors need to make ... for HIV. , That,s the new recommendation released Thursday ... , "Rates of infection among African Americans -- ...
... of care varies greatly for the treatment of men with ... of health care facility, suggesting the potential for improved patient ... study that was published in the Aug. 1 issue of ... Issue 22). , The inconsistencies in care also suggest that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:City of Tempe, Arizona Extends Contract with U.S. Preventive Medicine for Employee Health Management Program 2Health News:City of Tempe, Arizona Extends Contract with U.S. Preventive Medicine for Employee Health Management Program 3Health News:Gatorade and NFL Launch Third Annual Beat the Heat Campaign to Educate Youth Football Players and Coaches About Heat-Related Illnesses 2Health News:Gatorade and NFL Launch Third Annual Beat the Heat Campaign to Educate Youth Football Players and Coaches About Heat-Related Illnesses 3Health News:Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms 2Health News:Ob/Gyn Group Urges Routine HIV Tests for All Women 2Health News:Disparities in prostate cancer treatment suggest ways to improve care 2
Immunodiffusion tests are used for the detecion of precipitating antibodies (primarily of the IgG and IgA classes) against antigens of C. albicans. The presence of precipitating antibodies indicates ...
The best value and features offered in a complete EMR and Practice Management Solution...
... Department has worked extensively with practicing urologists ... and exam templates for the most commonly ... the most flexible electronic medical record systems ... to take the templates we have provided ...
... DM96 is an Automated Digital Cell Morphology ... display, storage and transmission of White & ... stained peripheral blood smears can be loaded ... 30 60 per hour depending on ...
Medicine Products: