The 5th meeting of the Japanese Association for Lactoferrin, held on Oct. 27 at Showa University, was attended by about 150 people including several companies, among them NRL Pharma, Lion, Sunstar, Morinaga Milk Industry, Saraya and Menicon. Effects of lactoferrin described at this meeting are strengthening of teeth and bones, suppression of premature delivery, improvement of menopausal-disorders and measures against dry eyes