Marilina Colombo

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OBJECTIVE Streptococcus salivarius K12 (BLIS K12) is a probiotic strain strongly antagonistic to the growth of Streptococcus pyogenes, the most important bacterial cause of pharyngeal infections in humans. Shown to colonize the oral cavity and to be safe for human use, BLIS K12 has previously been reported to reduce pharyngo-tonsillitis episodes in children(More)
The purpose of this research was to study the isolated effects of and interactions between undernutrition and emotional reactivity upon maze performance in rats. This work compares the effects of chlordiazepoxide on learning performance in two groups of adults rats: one undernourished early in life and then rehabilitated, and the other normally nourished.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) on exclusive breast feeding at 6 months. DESIGN Controlled, non-randomised trial. SETTING 18 Local Health Authorities in 9 regions of Italy. PARTICIPANTS 5094 mother/infant dyads in 3 cohorts were followed up to 12 months after birth in 3 rounds of data collection:(More)
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