Whey protein could lessen severity of rotavirus

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Researchers in New Zealand have discovered that feeding mice a whey protein concentrate reduced the incidence, severity and duration of rotavirus-induced diarrhea in mice.

Rotavirus commonly affects young children before they reach the age of five. And while deaths from rotavirus are uncommon in the U.S. and other Western countries the virus still claims the lives of 600,000 children worldwide each year. If the success with whey proteins can be duplicated in humans it could help save lives.

The research was conducted at Massey University and reported in the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition. 

For more details from the study, go to: http://www.nutraingredients.com/news/news-ng.asp?n=60706-whey-protein-could

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