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Research abstracts from the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting now available

Posted:  Monday, May 14, 2012

Research abstracts from the Nestlé supported sessions at this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting are now available for free download from the Nestlé Nutrition Institute website here.

Over four days, the PAS Annual Meeting shares the latest original pediatric research by world renowned experts with pediatricians, research scientists, health care providers, and policy makers from all corners of the globe.

The PAS research abstracts available cover the following topics:

Lower Weight Gain in Infants of Obese Mothers Who Receive a Low Protein Formula
This is the first study to indicate that in infants of overweight and obese mothers, a low protein intake from infant formula (IF) is safe and leads to slower weight gain than a higher protein IF.

Growth of Infant Fed with Low Protein Acidified Formulae Containing Probiotics
This study further tested the effects of acidified Infant Formula (IF) and found that feeding infants with acidified formulas for a duration of one year is safe. Likewise, given the observed lower antibiotic consumption, acidified formula may be beneficial to infants by reducing the incidence of diarrhea and episodes of fever.

Postnatal Growth in Preterm Infants Fed Probiotics: PREMAPRO Study
A study to evaluate postnatal growth in preterm infants supplemented with different probiotics has concluded that preterm infants supplemented with bifidobacteria, whatever the strain, did not exhibit better postnatal growth.

Safety of Different Probiotics in Preterm Infants: PREMAPRO Study
Although oral supplementation with probiotics has been shown to be beneficial in preterm infants, safety is still questioned in these subjects. In a study to further investigate the safety of probiotic supplementation it was found that using bifidobacteria as a supplement in preterm infants was well tolerated and no adverse effect was related to probiotics.

To learn more about the above studies, their methods and conclusions, download the full abstracts available on the Nestlé Nutrition Institute website here. You can access all abstracts from the annual PAS meeting following this link: