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New Insights: Nutrition in first 1000 days key to disease prevention and health

Posted:  Friday, January 11, 2013

Vevey, Switzerland – November 2012. At a Nestlé Nutrition Institute satellite symposium held at the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Taipei, Taiwan, leading experts shared new insights into the pivotal role nutrition in the first 1000 days, ie from pregnancy to two years of age, can play in disease prevention in later life, especially in reducing the increasing incidence of obesity and allergies. The new insights shared by the experts on the importance of Nutrition in first 1000 days key towards disease prevention and health were: (1) Excessive protein intake in infants linked to later obesity (2) Early intervention with lower protein formula helps towards healthy BMI (3) Allergy prevention now become a public heath priority For complete information please visit the WCPGHAN 2012 website or visit the NNI Website.

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