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Letters Hydrolysed infant formulas and risk of allergic disease

Systematic review in The BMJ leads to changes to Australian guidelines on hydrolysed formula

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 31 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1710
  1. Clever Banda, consultant paediatrician and senior lecturer
  1. University of Queensland, Hervey Bay Rural Clinical School, Hervey Bay Hospital, Urraween, QLD 4655, Australia
  1. cleverbanda{at}

The peak professional body of clinical Australasian immunologists and allergists, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), has published updated guidelines on the prevention of allergies in infants.1 The guidelines acknowledge Boyle and colleagues’ recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in The BMJ, which found no consistent convincing evidence to …

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