How oligosaccharide concentrations and profiles in milk produced by healthy women vary geographically

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This cross-sectional, observational study analysed oligosaccharides in human milk collected from women in 11 international cohorts by using high-performance liquid chromatography. Results showed that both human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) concentrations and profiles varied geographically in healthy women.


McGuire MK, et al. What’s normal? Oligosaccharide concentrations and profiles in milk produced by healthy women vary geographically. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.139980.

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