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What is the TRIGR Study?

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What is the TRIGR Study?

The TRIGR trial will determine whether delayed exposure to intact food proteins will reduce the chances of developing type 1 diabetes later in life. All babies in the study receive the recommendation to breastfeed for at least the first six months of life. If a mother chose to supplement with formula or wean to formula before the baby is 8 months of age, her child was randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group of these babies received a trial formula based on extensively hydrolyzed protein; the other group received a special trial formula containing a smaller amount of hydrolyzed protein. In hydrolyzed protein, the big protein molecules have been split into very small fragments to provide a source of nutritional amino acids, but the fragments are likely too small to stimulate the immune system.



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