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Commentary on the paper by Mennitti et al., Lipids in Health Disease 2014, 13:26

Ben AR Lina

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TNO Triskelion, Utrechtseweg 48, P.O. Box 844, 3700 AV Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Lipids in Health and Disease 2014, 13:103  doi:10.1186/1476-511X-13-103

Published: 24 June 2014


In a recent study by Mennitti et al., the authors concluded that oligofructose supplementation during pregnancy and lactation impairs offspring development.

However, the data reported in this article have limitations and should be interpreted with caution. A conclusion with respect to offspring development does not seem justified.

Oligofructose; Offspring development