Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Nutrient Assessment and Potential Renal Load of Solutes in Infant Powder Formulas Available on the Honduran Market

Adriana Beatriz Di Iorio*, Erika Yomalli Mera Cruz, Aquileo Daniel González De León Gómez and Adriana Hernandez Santana

Department of Food Sciences, Zamorano University, Municipality of San Antonio de Oriente, Francisco Morazan, Honduras

*Corresponding Author: Adriana Beatriz Di Iorio, Department of Food Sciences, Zamorano University, Municipality of San Antonio de Oriente, Francisco Morazan, Honduras.

Received: June 17, 2020; Published: August 28, 2020



Introduction: Infant formulas (FIP) are food products that have been modified to partially or totally satisfy the physiological needs of the baby, manufactured under the rules of the Alimentarius Codex.

Objective: To evaluate whether the FIP available in the Honduran market comply with the international regulations European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGAN) and the European Technical Regulation (RTS), regarding the potential renal load of solutes (CRPS) and the content of vitamins, minerals and proteins.

Methods: The sample was 39 FIP, descriptive statistics was used, a review of the nutritional labeling was performed and the CRPS of each FIP was estimated. Statistical correlation was established between minerals, proteins and CRPS using the SPSS 25.0 program.

Results: 55% of FIP come from Mexico, the estimated CRPS is correlated with their protein content; FIP CRPS for > 1 year was 237.28 mOsm/L and 130.36 mOsm/L on average. A higher caloric and micronutrient concentration was observed in FIP for premature infants. In all FIP, the macronutrient content was in accordance with the recommendations of ESPGAN and RTS.

Conclusion: FIPs of 0 - 12 months do not comply with the CRPS recommendation for the age of 0 - 6 months. The fat-soluble vitamins were located in the minimum limits established by the RTS. 5% of the FIP evaluated contained trans fatty acids and for over a year were above the maximum limit established for vitamin B3.

Keywords: CRPS; Infant Formulas; Water-Soluble Vitamins; Iron; Premature



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Citation: Adriana Beatriz Di Iorio., et al. “Nutrient Assessment and Potential Renal Load of Solutes in Infant Powder Formulas Available on the Honduran Market". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.9 (2020): 99-107.


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