Updated on 22 October 2013
Anmum Materna provides the recommended level of folic acid and clinical study has shown that it can significantly increase folate status in females to levels known to confer the lowest risk of neural tube defects. We are continuing our research into this important area and currently have further studies on the importance of folate underway.
Following that, we supported the undertaking of an infant clinical study which showed that Anmum IFFO containing complex milk lipids, a rich source of Gangliosides, improved several measures of cognitive development and overall development score by six months of age.
Most recently published were the findings from a clinical study which documented gut development and developmental progress of infants consuming Anmum IFFO improved formulation with probiotic DR10. This showed very positive results, which support the inclusion of DR10 probiotic to our infant formula products. It is through such clinical researches that we are able to really build a trusted position with mothers and those who influence their decision making.
Does Fonterra have any partnership with local institutes and industry to enhance the research?
Professor Cleghorn: The Anmum advisory board is committed to working collaboratively with local partners to educate the region on proper maternal and infant nutrition. The Anmum advisory board is a testament to this partnership approach. With eight internationally respected nutritional and medical opinion leaders in the area of foetal, infant and child heath, allow us to work closely with leading medical professionals across the region.