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GINI study update: What’s the results of 20-year follow-up

Speakers: Prof. Monika Gappa

Summary

The German Infant Nutritional Intervention study - GINI study is by far the largest study in the field of allergy prevention with hydrolysates and the study with the longest follow-up (up to now until 20 years) already done. The findings confirm the concept that early nutritional intervention with certain hydrolyzed formulae, if exclusive breastfeeding is not feasible, has a preventive effect until adulthood for both eczema and allergic airway manifestation. The findings of the 20 years follow up of the GINI study confirm the concept that early nutritional intervention with certain hydrolyzed formulae, if exclusive breastfeeding is not feasible, has a preventive effect until adulthood for both eczema and allergic airway manifestation. However, they also underline that hydrolyzed formulas have different preventive potential, and that for the purpose of prevention only formulas should be used which have demonstrated their preventive potential in controlled clinical trials.