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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Overweight, Infection or Sleep
and you are
under 8
years old
This is a medium phase trial determining
the safety and dosage of the new treatment, as well as its efficacy.
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The purpose

Formula composition has developed to resemble breast milk as close as possible, but there are still considerable differences between formula and breast milk composition, probably resulting in higher risk of overweight in childhood and higher incidences of infections in formula-fed infants. Protein levels are still higher and constituents such as alpha-lactalbumin lower in formula than in breast milk. By adding more alpha-lactalbumin to formula, rich in tryptophan, the resulting amino acid composition will allow further reduction of protein in formula. The investigators intend to include 320 infants, where 80 will be exclusively breastfed and the remainder assigned in a double blind, controlled, randomized manner to one of three formula groups; two experimental, protein reduced formula with two different levels of alpha-lactalbumin and one group given standard infant formula. The intervention period is from 4-8 weeks until 6 months of age. The infants will be followed by growth parameters, blood-, urine- and fecal biomarkers and health parameters until 5 years of age. The experimental formula will possibly result in growth, metabolism and gut microbiota as well as health parameters more similar to those of breastfed infants

Provided treatments

  • : Protein-reduced α-lactalbumin formula
  • : Protein-reduced whey formula
  • : Standard infant formula
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02410057. The sponsor of the trial is Skane University Hospital and it is looking for 320 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
ALFoNS - Growth and Metabolism in Infants Fed Protein-reduced, Alpha-lactalbumin Enriched Formula Compared to Breastfed Infants