Study: baby formula with prebiotics may prevent eczema


March 29, 2013 8:24:40 AM PDT
A study suggests that formula with prebiotics may help protect babies again eczema, a skin condition.

Cochrane Collaboration, an international organizations which evaluates medical research, published the study.

According to the study, babies who are unable to breastfeed can drink formula with prebiotics as a way to prevent eczema.

However, skeptics say the evidence is weak and there is no proof the benefits from prebiotics last beyond infancy.