NY Times References CGHD Research in Breast Milk and HIV Transmission

September 5, 2012

The NY Times references a paper based on CGHD’s┬áZambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study (ZEBS). In the paper, researchers explored the effects of a certain substance in breast milk —┬áhuman milk oligosaccharides — on transmission of HIV through breastfeeding.

The study, published online Aug. 15 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that women whose breast milk held concentrations of human milk oligosaccharides above the median were less than half as likely to have transmitted the infection to their babies as those with concentrations below the median.

Read the article in the NY Times.

Read the paper in the CGHD publications database.

Learn more about the source study, ZEBS.