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.
Marion Aw, MD, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute,National University Health System, Singapore
Dr Aw reviews strategies for measuring pediatric growth and assessing nutritional status with the A, B, C’s of assessment: Anthrop...
Julian Lui, PhD, Section on Growth and Development, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development(NICHD), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Dr Lui reviews key regulatory mechanisms of longitudinal bone growth at the growth plate, and the impact of nutrition on growth ra...