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Formula – Understanding Nutrition (FUN) Research Study

Formula – Understanding Nutrition (FUN) Research Study

Dr. Bridget Young from URMC Pediatric Allergy & Immunology is the Principal Investigator for this project.

Purpose of Study:  To investigate how different types of carbohydrates in infant formula affect a baby’s pancreas and intestines. This will help us to understand how the different carbohydrates lactose vs. glucose vs. sucrose may impact infants’ blood sugar. 

Who Can Participate In The Study:  4-6 month old healthy infants who are being exclusively formula-fed at least 3 months with one of the following formulas:

  • Enfamil Infant (any type)

  • Store Brand of Enfamil Infant

  • Similac Advance (any type)

  • Store Brand of Similac Advance

  • Similac Sensitive (any type)

  • Store Brand of Similac Sensitive

  • Similac For Spit Up

Length of Study:  The study is only one visit.

What Happens At The Study Visit?:  Baby will be fed some glucose water and measure how his/her insulin and glucose respond by collecting urine and a heel prick.

Reimbursement:  $100

If you are interested and want to hear more, please contact:

Shavari Sonawane, MS (Study Coordinator)                                        (585) 205-8609                                    FormulaStudy@URMC.Rochester.edu