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.
Jeffrey Halter, MD Professor of Internal Medicine Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine Director, Geriatrics Center and Institute of Gerontology University of Michigan
The first step to helping an elderly patient retain lean body mass is developing the right nutrition plan, and also determining th...
Jennifer Wooley, MS, RD, CNSD Nutrition Services Manager University of Michigan Health System
Jennifer Wooley of the University of Michigan Health System emphasizes the need for dietitians to prescribe nutrient-rich foods fo...
Etie Moghissi, MD, FACP, FACE Associate Clinical Professor Department of Medicine University Of California Los Angeles
Proper nutrition is very important to managing a patient’s diabetes, and the dietician must be involved in all decisions involving...
Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD The University of Texas Medical Branch
Muscle loss over time is often not a slow, gradual process, but can occur more episodically, due to occasional injuries or periods...
Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, CNSC, Drexel University College
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