Table 4i Laxatives investigated in one single study
Study (quality)InterventionControle interventionOutcome measureResultsEfficacy
Bongers et al15, 2007 (HQ)New formula with high concentration of sn-2 palmitic acid, a mixture of prebiotic oligosaccharides and partially hydrolysed whey protein (Nutrilon Omneo)Standard formula (Nutrilon 1)Mean defecation frequency/weekI: 5.6±2.8Not significant
C: 9±2.5
(p = 0.36)
Improvement of hard to soft stoolsI: 9/10(90%)Not significant
C: 5/10 (50%)
(p = 0.14)