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Table 1 Excluded studies, with reasons for exclusion

From: Synbiotics, probiotics or prebiotics in infant formula for full term infants: a systematic review

Reasons for exclusion of studies
Use of breast milk or mixed feeds (breast milk, formula, other milk – cow, buffalo, goat milk) No use of probiotic, prebiotic Cross over trial / study, Not RCT Type of feed not clear / specified Different inclusion criteria or outcomes Data for end of treatment period not available Data presentation inappropriate for Meta -analysis
Allen 201061 Magne 200879 Brunser 198967 Bongers 200766 Panigrahi 200882 Augustina 200760 Isolauri 200073 Rautava 200983 Decsi 200570
Baldeon 200865 Mah 200780 Thibault 200491 Euler 200571 Karvonen 199996 Alliet 200762 Knol 200575   Rinne 200585
Chandra 200268 Rinne 200686   Kim 200774 Karvonen 200197 Bakker-Zierikzee 200563 Nopchinda 200281   Velaphi 200894
Kuitunen 200976 Saavedra 200488   Rigo 200184   Bakker-Zierikzee 200664 Rivero 200487   
Kukkonen 200777 Sepp 199390   Savino 200389   Correa 200569 Urao 199992   
Kukkonen 200878 Vendt 200695     Hol 200872 Van der Aa 201093