Can lactase supplementation improve colic symptoms in infants? Original paper

In this systematic review of randomized controlled trials, supplementation with the enzyme lactase decreased daily crying in infants diagnosed with infant colics. However, the quality and consistency of the evidence was questionable.

This Study Summary was published on April 2, 2024.

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In this systematic review of randomized controlled trials, supplementation with the enzyme lactase decreased daily crying in infants diagnosed with infant colics. However, the quality and consistency of the evidence was questionable.

What was studied?

The effect of supplementation with lactase (an enzyme that metabolizes lactose) on infant colics.

The primary outcome was the number of infants who experienced a decrease in daily crying.

The secondary outcomes included duration of crying, frequency of daily crying episodes, positive changes in the infants’ mood, discomfort of infants, family quality of life, and adverse events.

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on April 2, 2024.