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Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) revised its 2009 Opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding of infants. This age has been evaluated considering the effects on health outcomes, nutritional aspects and infant development, and depends on the individual’s characteristics and development.

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Compo­sition of the child‘s intestinal microbiome plays an important role in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Likewise, human milk oligosac­charides, HMOs, evidently have an influence on the development or prevention of gastrointestinal dis­eases. It is likely that they contribute significantly to the protection of the child‘s body. Childhood overweight and obesity are not diseas­es in the strict sense, but paediatricians and nutritionists are increasingly confronted with these problems. Can long-term consequential damage be avoided or at least limited through early interven­tion, targeted counselling and dietary change? Some interesting research results on different nutrition issues have been published recently and are summarized in this NNI News brochure.

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Preterm formulas containing greater protein:energy ratio are beneficial for non-breastfed infants, since protein is critical for promoting catch-up growth and synthesis of lean body mass. This study evaluates the effects on growth, nutritional status, and feeding tolerance of low birth weight preterm infants of an experimental formula with high protein with improved fat blend.

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