Three case histories of nursing infants suffering from different forms of intestinal problems, whounderwent special dietary therapy in order to solve situations that would be difficult to deal with using thespecial artificial milk varieties on the market, are presented. These children were administered a homemadefood consisting of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese seasoned for at least 36 months, rice or maize custard and tapioca,sugar, maize oil. In the first case the diagnosis of “widespread nonspecific acute colitis” was made compatiblewith “antibiotic-associated colitis” and Clostridium difficile was isolated from the feces.The secondcase, under the suspicion of cow’s milk allergy, was fed by soya and hydrolyzed milk with persitent disturbedalvus with greenish feces and mucus. The third case was represented by a nursing child with persistent diarrhoicalvus after an acute episode with subsequent intolerance to rice milk. After the introduction of the foodbased on Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, all cases showed a rapid and progressive improvement of symptomsand alvus characteristics and were discharged with increased weight. The Parmigiano Reggiano cheese showsa high concentration of easily absorbed amino acids and oligopeptides like a hydrolyzed proteic preparation.As regards the lipoid component the medium and short chain fatty acids are directly absorbed in the boweland immediately usable as a significant source of energy. Finally, another relevant characteristic of ParmigianoReggiano cheese is the complete absence of lactose. The use of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as a dietary therapyis appropriate not only for its high nutritional value, but also for its characteristics as a functional foodthat produces beneficial effects on health with regards to the gastrointestinal tract and the inflammatory problemsresulting from alimentary intolerance, post-therapeutic antibiotic dismicrobism, or post-infective conditions.Moreover, its efficay on these pathologic conditions is further improved by the prebiotic and probioticeffects resulting from the oligosaccharides and the bacterial flora of this natural food product, only derivedfrom the nature and the work of skilled artisans closely tied to tradition

Intestinal inflammation in nursing infants: different causes and a single treatment ... but of protected origin / Pancaldi, M; Mariotti, I; Balli, Fiorella. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - STAMPA. - 79(2):(2008), pp. 144-150.

Intestinal inflammation in nursing infants: different causes and a single treatment ... but of protected origin.

BALLI, Fiorella
2008

Abstract

Three case histories of nursing infants suffering from different forms of intestinal problems, whounderwent special dietary therapy in order to solve situations that would be difficult to deal with using thespecial artificial milk varieties on the market, are presented. These children were administered a homemadefood consisting of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese seasoned for at least 36 months, rice or maize custard and tapioca,sugar, maize oil. In the first case the diagnosis of “widespread nonspecific acute colitis” was made compatiblewith “antibiotic-associated colitis” and Clostridium difficile was isolated from the feces.The secondcase, under the suspicion of cow’s milk allergy, was fed by soya and hydrolyzed milk with persitent disturbedalvus with greenish feces and mucus. The third case was represented by a nursing child with persistent diarrhoicalvus after an acute episode with subsequent intolerance to rice milk. After the introduction of the foodbased on Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, all cases showed a rapid and progressive improvement of symptomsand alvus characteristics and were discharged with increased weight. The Parmigiano Reggiano cheese showsa high concentration of easily absorbed amino acids and oligopeptides like a hydrolyzed proteic preparation.As regards the lipoid component the medium and short chain fatty acids are directly absorbed in the boweland immediately usable as a significant source of energy. Finally, another relevant characteristic of ParmigianoReggiano cheese is the complete absence of lactose. The use of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as a dietary therapyis appropriate not only for its high nutritional value, but also for its characteristics as a functional foodthat produces beneficial effects on health with regards to the gastrointestinal tract and the inflammatory problemsresulting from alimentary intolerance, post-therapeutic antibiotic dismicrobism, or post-infective conditions.Moreover, its efficay on these pathologic conditions is further improved by the prebiotic and probioticeffects resulting from the oligosaccharides and the bacterial flora of this natural food product, only derivedfrom the nature and the work of skilled artisans closely tied to tradition
79(2)
144
150
Intestinal inflammation in nursing infants: different causes and a single treatment ... but of protected origin / Pancaldi, M; Mariotti, I; Balli, Fiorella. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - STAMPA. - 79(2):(2008), pp. 144-150.
Pancaldi, M; Mariotti, I; Balli, Fiorella
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