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Growth and morbidity of infants are influenced by maternal milk oligosaccharides and infant gut microbiota (NEW!)

Study findings showed longitudinal changes in human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) composition in human milk, as well as shifts in the infant’s gut microbiota were both associated with infant health outcomes. Specific HMOs may potentially lead to protection with lower rates of infection and/or inflammation, allowing the infant to invest energy in growth.

06 December 2016 – The interplay between nutrigenetics and cognition, and neuroimaging to understand the developing brain (NEW!)

  • Professor Pek‐Lan Khong
    The Baby Connectome Project: The future of neuroimaging to map the perinatal and neonatal brain
  • Carol L Cheatham, Ph.D.
    A new era in understanding how nutrigenetics and nutrients shape cognitive development

Science Updates

How oligosaccharide concentrations and profiles in milk produced by healthy women vary geographically

This cross-sectional, observational study analysed oligosaccharides in human milk collected from women in 11 international cohorts by using high-performance liquid chromatography. Results showed that both human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) concentrations and profiles varied geographically in healthy women.

Vitamin D status in young adults in Hong Kong

In an observational study, plasma vitamin D level was measured in 196 young (18-26 years) adults. Results demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency (< 50 nmol/L) was highly prevalent and related to poorer cardiometabolic risk profile in the study population.

Resources

CNAG vitamin D and calcium intake calculator (NEW!)

  • An interactive tool developed 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.