Infant formula trials – not reliable

A study published in the British Medical Journal in October 2021, systematically reviews the conduct and reporting of formula trials. Trials comparing at least two formula products in children less than three years of age were included but not trials of human breast milk or fortifiers of breast milk. The results show that formula trials lack independence or transparency, and published outcomes are biased by selective reporting.

Reference: Bartosz Helfer, Conduct and reporting of formula milk trials: systematic review, BMJ 2021.

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