Lactose-Reduced Infant Formula and Increased Obesity Risk

Glucose-based infant formula increases obesity risk among children on WIC.

Background: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a federal nutrition assistance program supporting low-income families, serves half of United States-born infants, most of whom are issued infant formula by age 2 mo. Obesity prevalence is high among children of low-income households, particularly formula-fed children.

Objectives: This study was conducted to determine whether glucose-based lactose-reduced infant formula made with corn syrup solids (CSSF) is associated with increased obesity risk compared with non-CSSFs that are lactose based.

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