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.
Nicolaas E Deutz, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Lean body mass (LBM) / muscle is important for healthy aging and disease management. Both aging and immobility independently cause...
Ingvar Bosaeus, MD, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
The metabolic events surrounding cachexia in cancer differ greatly from those in starvation, with muscle loss reflecting the forme...
Filomena Gomes, PhD, RD, University Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital, Aarau, Switzerland
There is uncertainty regarding which patients will benefit from intensive nutrition therapy, especially in the polymorbid inpatien...
Jennifer Wooley, MS, RD, CNSD Nutrition Services Manager University of Michigan Health System
Dietitian Jennifer Wooley describes the first two steps she takes when working with a new diabetic patient.
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