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Concise, science-based up-to-date practical information for health professionals in key areas of pediatric health and nutrition.
A series of pediatric health and nutrition journals comprising up-to-date reviews on hot topics. The Annales are published as a supplement to the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism and indexed in Medline/PubMed.
Standardized methodological approaches have greatly focused on infants and adults, and only recently have they been assessed and applied to adolescent populations. This is particularly true in reference to predictors of weight and adiposity and their relationship to nutrient intake and diet composition.
The pandemic has made good nutrition more important, and also harder to achieve. Breastfeeding supports the infant immune system and has benefits for maternal mental health, but the pandemic has restricted support for new mothers and increased early termination of breastfeeding. Vaccination against COVID-19 has minimal impact on lactation or adverse impacts on infants, although an initial lack of clinical data has made many mothers hesitate to accept vaccination.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin condition commonly seen in infants & children. Characterized by redness, scaling, oozing or crusting lesions, it usually presents in a typical morphological manner. It generally begins in early childhood and could be the initial step in the “atopic march”.
Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies among children in Western countries. In majority, the allergy persists until adulthood. A US database study found an increase in peanut allergy prevalence from 1.7% in 2001 to 5.2% in 2017. In Asia, the incidence of peanut allergy seems to be lower, with an estimated prevalence of 0.47%-0.64% in Singaporean school children. However, peanuts are fast becoming triggers in anaphylactic reactions in the region due to changes in dietary habits.
Allergies now affect more people than we think. About 1 in 3 children suffer from at least one allergy in developed countries alone. With the steady hike in cases of allergies and its different manifestations, we veer focus now to preventing allergies and lowering long term risks. In this edition of The Nest, we investigate the role nutrition plays in achieving better outcomes for allergy prevention.
Throughout human history it has been known that adequate nutrition is crucial for normal child growth, and this has become a common concern to all child health care givers since at least the 19th century. Yet, the precise mechanisms underpinning the interaction between nutrition and growth have not been fully clarified. It is important, yet challenging, to define the best nutrition for healthy and active children as well as for those who suffer from acute or chronic disease, considering varying needs of different age groups.
Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis) is a unique probiotic as it is able to metabolize the full range of human milk oligosaccharide in breastfed infants. A recent trial evaluated healthy breastfed and formula-fed infants randomized to receive a placebo-control or a low or high dose B. infantis supplement for 8 weeks.
Human milk composition changes dynamically during lactation, whereas infant formula composition is relatively static. This may contribute to growth/metabolic differences between breastfed and formula-fed infants. The aim of this study was to evaluate growth and metabolic outcomes in healthy term infants fed sequential formulas with age-adapted protein concentrations from birth to 12 months, in comparison to breastfed infants.