is 'first milk' a good nutritional supplement for younger people with Crohn’s disease?

Alder Hey in Liverpool is running a study to assess whether a daily drink of 'first milk' improves intestinal health in younger people with Crohn’s, aged 8 - 16.

First milk is produced by cows after calving. It contains lots of factors that may reduce inflammation, repair the intestinal lining and fight-off harmful gut microbes. It is tasteless and many different flavourings can be used to make a milkshake. Many athletes take first milk to help with their training and performance. The study is funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme.

If you live in the north west of England or north Wales and would be interested to hear more about the study, please contact the Alder Hey team either by phone or e mail:

Phone: 0151 252 5570 ext. 4041; please leave a message and we will get back to you
E mail: or

More information can also be found on the ISRCTN primary clinical trial registry

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