Special infant formula doesn’t protect against allergies, autoimmune conditions, study says

The Washington Post (3/9, Cha) reports in “To Your Health” that a study published in the BMJ found that there is no credible evidence that Nestlé’s 100 percent whey-protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula prevents allergic or autoimmune diseases. The researchers claim that the evidence used to support such claims was “low quality” and that there were several “high or unclear” risks of bias, as well as potential conflicts of interest in the studies used to support the formula’s approval. The study “reviewed information from 37 different trials from 1946-2015, involving 19,000 participants.”