Malnutrition research

Malnutrition research
Our whey ingredients and expertise contribute to a range of research projects. These include studies to investigate the benefits of whey in ready-to-use supplementary foods for treating moderate malnutrition in children and young women.

Research has shown that animal-sourced nutrients such as milk are essential to ensure normal growth and development in malnourished children. But, in some regions, milk is either too expensive or not available for local families to buy. Supplementation of everyday food products with whey ingredients can help bring dairy nutrition within reach.

Due to its content of essential amino acids and calcium, whey is a rich source of nutrients that support growth and development, gastrointestinal and immune health and allergy treatment and prevention.

We actively support the World Health Organisation’s call for more research into the efficacy of supplementary foods to prevent and treat child undernutrition.

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