Piglets provide evidence thatUV-treated milk can support premature children

This week’s Friday Feature is brought to you by guest blogger Tamara M., BA, CVT:

Researchers from the Department of Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition at the University of Copenhagen discovered that premature piglets grow faster and develop an improved protection against bacteria by ingesting UV-treated milk instead of ultra-heat treated (UHT) milk. Usually premature babies receive donated milk since their mothers cannot produce enough of it, and the milk is always treated by UHT – protecting the premature child against destructive bacteria and viruses. However, UHT also destroy many good elements that are supposed to maintain immune system’s hemostasis.  Access this link to further learn about piglets’ promising UV-treated milk.

 

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