This newsletter highlights compelling topics presented at the 50th ESPGHAN annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. Topics include: gut-brain axis influence on brain development; microbiome and increased incidence of childhood allergies; human milk oligosaccharides and infant health; infant gut colonization; the link between prematurity and necrotizing enterocolitis; and the crucial role of lutein, natural vitamin E, and DHA in visual and cognitive development.
World-renowned thought leaders in pediatric growth assessment and nutritional intervention present their research findings, insights, and expert opinions on: growth assessment and monitoring, growth faltering across the globe and risk assessment, musculoskeletal development and growth, molecular regulation of the growth plate, and malnutrition and dietary intervention.
Clinical experts on sarcopenia and nutrition science present research supporting the benefits of specialised oral nutritional supplements to maintain muscle function and physical performance in older community-dwelling and hospitalized adults.
James R. Hébert, MSPH, ScD University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA Director, South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Henk F. J. Hendriks, PhD TNO Quality of Life, Zeist, Netherlands Senior Scientist and Project Leader, Human Physiology Group Product Manager, Human Volunteer Studies in Nutrition
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Bradley P. Sutton, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bioengineering Department, Beckman Institute, USA
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Neal J. Cohen, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory, Center for Lifelong Improvement of Minds & Brains, Beckman Institute, USA
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