Higher Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Formula Than Breast Milk

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  February 23, 2015 at 6:51 PM Child Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Baby formula, that is used to feed infants, was found to have more urinary arsenic level than breast milk, in a new study.
 Higher Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Formula Than Breast Milk
Higher Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Formula Than Breast Milk

The study conducted by Dartmouth College observed that urinary arsenic was 7.5 times lower for breast-fed than formula-fed infants, and the tap water arsenic concentrations are far exceeded than the powdered formulas, but at majority both the powder and water contributed to arsenic exposure to infants.

Kathryn Cottingham, lead author Professor said that their findings highlighted that breastfeeding can reduce arsenic exposure even at the relatively low levels of arsenic, and this was an important public health benefit of breastfeeding.

The researchers informed that arsenic causes cancers and other diseases, and early-life exposure has been associated with increased fetal mortality, decreased birth weight and diminished cognitive function.

Margaret Karagas, senior author advised families with private wells to have their tap water tested for arsenic.

The study is published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Pasteurization of milk Mastitis Importance of Breastfeeding Types of Milk Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Breasts - Structures and Types Breast Lumps Breast Lumps-Screening 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...