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Total calcium absorption is similar from infant formulas with and without prebiotics and exceeds that in human milk-fed infants

  • Penni D Hicks1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Keli M Hawthorne1, 2,
  • Carol L Berseth3,
  • John D Marunycz3,
  • James E Heubi4 and
  • Steven A Abrams1, 2
BMC Pediatrics201212:118

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-118

Received: 14 November 2011

Accepted: 2 August 2012

Published: 7 August 2012

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Original Submission
14 Nov 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - Penni Hicks
Resubmission - Version 3
20 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
16 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shane Rutherfurd
29 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Harrie Lafeber
9 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Penni Hicks
Resubmission - Version 4
9 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
2 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
7 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2431-12-118

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Authors’ Affiliations

Rice University
Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center