WNSC Hong Kong Bulletin 2018 Issue 1

Creation Date: Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

  • A new landscape of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • The connections between myelination, nutrition and cognition
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!
  • Local research - Studying Impact of Nutrition on Growth (SING) Study
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Academic Activities

Scientific symposium – Critical connectivity: Assessing and supporting the development of brain and behaviour

Chairperson:

  • Dr Henry Au Yeung Cheuk-lun (Hong Kong)
Speakers:
  • Professor Weili Lin (USA)
  • Dr Daniel Chiu Cheung-shing (Hong Kong)
  • Dr Fanny Lam Wai-fan (Hong Kong)

The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA) (NEW!)

17-22 August 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Science Updates

Iodine during the first 1000 days of life (NEW!)

This review article elucidated the influences of iodine on brain development and some disorders like lower intelligence quotients (IQ) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through summarizing available data from both animal and human studies.

Vitamin D deficiency and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

Controversial data on vitamin D and its impact on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have been noted. A meta-analysis of 26 studies was performed and found that vitamin D deficiency may raise the risk of gestational diabetes.

Resources

Vitamin D and calcium intake calculator from CNAG (NEW!)

  • An interactive tool developed by CNAG for parents to calculate daily vitamin D and calcium intake of their child

Picky Eating eBook

Practical tips to overcome picky eating behaviours by Kate Di Prima, an accredited practicing dietitian specializing in Paediatrics and a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia.