Nutrition Publications

Here you will find freely downloadable publications on the latest nutrition topics, such as early infant nutrition, nutritional avenues to allergies, sports nutrition, and nutrition in disease states such as dysphagia or critical illness. All 3000 papers are organized across categories to make it easier for you to find specific information. If you are missing a reference you can also use our search function.

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Latest Publications

As more and more baby-boomers are now reaching retirement age the consequences of the current demographic shift will gain momentum during the next decade thereby exerting increasing pressure on the social systems of most Western Countries and especially on the health care sector. In this context the prevention of loss of autonomy and care dependency will be utmost importance

Recently published data from the 20-year follow-up of the GINI study showed that in formula-fed infants (exclusively or mixed feeding) at risk of allergies, feeding an extensively hydrolyzed casein (eHF-C) and a partially hydrolyzed whey (pHF-W) formula during the first 4 months of life reduced the risk of eczema and asthma up to young adulthood.

During NNI Symposium at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) hybrid congress 2021, leading experts in paediatric allergy and immunology discussed the importance of the early-life microbiome in driving immune maturation and preventing allergy. They explored key evidence supporting the benefits of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in priming the immune system and promoting infant health, particularly in cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA).

Infants born very preterm or with a very low birth weight have a high risk of malnutrition, poor growth and poor health outcomes. Nutritional support is key for this infants, considering suboptimal nutrition of preterm infants has been associated with severe metabolic disturbances, sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis, osteopenia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity and poor neurodevelopment.

Different nutrition components, such as breastmilk and introduction of complementary feeding, are important to drive an age appropriate microbiome maturation in the first year of life. Today, an age appropriate gut microbiome maturation is generally acknowledged to be important and observations indicate that an accelerated microbiome maturation during the first months or a delayed maturation after 6 months of age affects long term immune health of a child. A healthy diet for young children will have not only a positive impact on children’s gut microbiota but also on the child’s immune system.

This is the first study to evaluate infants with moderate to severe Cow’s Milk protein Allergy (CMPA) fed an Amino Acid based formula (AAF) supplemented with two HMO. The infants achieved normal growth, with some catch-up growth. Apart from a small number of non-serious gastrointestinal adverse events, the formula was tolerated well and had an excellent safety profile.

Probiotics are live microorganisms, which when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health effect on the host. One of the most well-researched probiotic stain is Bifidobacterium lactis, a probiotic bacterium found in the human gut, supported by strong clinical data in infants demonstrating its effects on gut colonisation, immune support, diarrhoea, and necrotising enterocolitis.