Transforming Growth Factor Beta-1 in Human Breast Milk and Its Correlation with Infants�?? Parameters

Prof Jehan


Breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition and health     protection for the infant; it contains many anti-inflammatory factors, including transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-b1). Our study aimed to measure the level of TGF-b1 in human milk and to find its correlation with some infant anthropometric characteristics. Subjects and Methods: A milk sample was collected from 84 mothers and the level of TGF-b1 was measured using enzyme- linked immunosorbent assay. Results: TGF-b1 was significantly higher in vegetarian mothers compared with non-vegetarian mothers 

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