Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in 4 decades
The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study led by Imperial College London
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The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study led by Imperial College London
A collaborative effort by a team of researchers from three institutions including the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge and
The most significant individual factors in the first 1,000 days of a child's life that influence health and development relate to nutrition, substance use and the experience of significant
The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 percent of men experiencing
For most preschool-age children, picky eating is just a normal part of growing up.
When expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their children's risk of developing childhood obesity, according to a study published in the
New mothers could help protect their children from developing allergies by eating peanuts while they are a breastfeeding, a new study suggests.
The burden of micronutrient deficiencies of children to the Pakistan society has been published 1 October 2017 in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin.
Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study published today in Obesity.
We have all heard that a high-fat diet raises your risk for heart disease and metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in adulthood.
Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems.
Trying to get children to eat vegetables can be quite the battle. But according to a new study, there could be a possible way to make your offspring more likely to like their greens - breastfeed them.
In a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45% lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed.
Lactobacillus supplementation increases antioxidant levels in human breast milk, a new RCT has concluded.
Spanish researchers have clarified doubts over the physical activity recommended during pregnancy.
New research reveals daily dose of just 375g of fruit, vegetables and beans are sufficient to reduce risk of stroke, heart disease or premature death, and could help low-income
Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States.
Taking omega-3 as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fibre and probiotic foods can improve the diversity of the gut microbiome according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and King's College London.
The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development, according to researchers.
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who follow individualized diets based on food sensitivity testing experience fewer symptoms, say Yale researchers.
Childhood obesity is a major concern in the UK and the early protein hypothesis suggests that dietary protein intakes in excess of metabolic requirements may contribute to overweight and obesity later in life.
A new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections, making them a new class of antimicrobial agent.
A team of scientists has discovered that a combination of probiotics and prebiotics was very effective in lowering the risk of developing sepsis
The link between a mother's body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy and the metabolic traits of her children is likely mediated by shared genetics and familial lifestyle rather than
People who improve the quality of their diets over time, eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish and less red and processed meats and sugary beverages, may significantly reduce their risk of premature death, according...
A personalized diet approach could lead to greater weight loss and maintenance success, report researchers.
The first 1,000 days are among the most important in children's lives, and more needs to be done to ensure that they get optimal nutrition during this critical period.
High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.
Hundreds of unique sugars comprise the difference between cow's milk and human breast milk.
Eating an orange a day could slash the risk of dementia, a major study shows.
The late adolescent years are an important period for gaining bone mineral, even after a teenager attains his or her adult height.
Cardiovascular patients with low polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake suffer from higher inflammation levels, according to a recent study in Nutrition.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered a biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity.
A chronic lack of sleep not only impairs cognitive abilities but also increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
People with heart failure have been found to have less gut bacteria diversity and lack certain important species groups.
Although rotavirus vaccination programs are now widespread, rotavirus-associated diarrhea persists in many developing countries and rotavirus continues to be a major viral pathogen in areas where vaccination is not common.
Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests.
New research from Nestlé shows that consumers lack awareness of the importance of good nutrition during a woman's pregnancy.
The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia.
Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria.
Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality.
Researchers say they have uncovered a possible evolutionary route for the mutually beneficial relationship between gut microbes and humans.
A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies.
The paper, “Importance of Dietary Sources of Iron in Infants and Toddlers: Lessons from the FITS Study”, is a recently published analysis of FITS 2008 data.
Higher zinc levels in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease for those with diabetes, says a review that also exposes holes in existing evidence.
The chances that a child will become obese in later life are largely determined before they are even conceived, as researchers believe parent’s health is key to tackling obesity in future generations.
Although progressive muscle loss is a natural part of ageing, sarcopenia is generally identified when muscle mass and muscle function falls below defined thresholds.
Breast milk is most commonly known for its passive protection against infections and possible prolonged health benefits for newborns.
Prenatal exposure to malnutrition can lead to diseases such as hypertension in adulthood, but the effects can be reduced or even reversed in postnatal life, according to a Chinese study.
Delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby's first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD)...
The types of fruit juices that appear to offer the most help in tackling cardiovascular disease and aiding weight management have been highlighted in a new academic review.
Infants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as...
A recent systematic literature review has investigated potential sociodemographic, physical, mental, and social factors that may cause breastfeeding mothers to stop breastfeeding before infants reach 6 months of age.
A diet high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease in people who carry the ApoE4 gene, a leading risk factor for the memory-erasing disease, a new USC study indicates.
A new study covering 195 countries over a period of 25 years has reported that global overweight and obese constitute nearly 2 billion adults and children and these individuals suffer several health related problems.
After a decade of research, Nestlé Spain has unveiled a new infant formula that reproduces two human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) found in breast milk...
Researchers found that specific changes to maternal diet in the same woman (changing fat versus carbohydrate consumption, or changing consumption of specific sugars), is associated with changes in both the milk microbiome and human milk...
The Advances in Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition 2017 conference will take place on August 21-23, 2017 at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego, CA.
Around 35-40 per cent of a child's BMI - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents, a new study has found.
Human milk contains an abundance of structurally diverse oligosaccharides, known collectively as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), which represent the third largest solid component of human milk after lactose and lipids
Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found.
Examining data collected from over 300,000 participants across 18 studies, researchers from the University of Surrey identified increased arterial damage and enhanced likelihood of pre diabetes in participants who were obese in childhood.
This study identified all the healthcare interventions aimed at GDM prevention and control in China...
In order to help Healthcare Professionals keep up to date with maternal and infant nutrition related research, Nestle in collaboration with the British Nutrition Foundation
The aim of this study was to identify which complimentary food groups correlate with hemoglobin (a commonly used indicator for iron deficiency anemia) in Indian infants during the critical period of 6-23 months.
According to one of the most recent publications from FITS, the proportion of calories babies receive from produce actually decreases as they get older.
Supplements containing specific human milk oligosaccharides from breast milk may selectively modify the gut microbiome in health adults, says a new study that also supports the safety and tolerability of the ingredients.
Diets high in protein from any source - animals or plants - may help keep muscles big and strong as people age, according to a new study.
Although the interaction between our brain and gut has been studied for years, its complexities run deeper than initially thought.
An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines today to aid health care providers in early introduction of...
'Exericise labels' that say how much physical activity is needed to burn off the calories in food are significantly more effective in encouraging healthy eating than standard nutrition information, according to a new study.
A shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to the risk of developing dementia has been drawn up by experts. The list includes exposure to air pollution and a lack of vitamin D, although researchers warned that there are not...
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because of excessive levels of fats or bad cholesterol in their blood, a research review suggests.
B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology’s annual Conference in Brighton. T
Modulation of gut microbiota through personalised diet or probiotic intervention will increasingly become a key focus for treating brain disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, Chinese academics have concluded in a new review.
Improving mothers' nutrition before and during pregnancy is pivotal to reducing child stunting in developing countries, researchers said on Tuesday, as a new study showed poor child growth often starts in the womb.
A Singapore-based study has found a new health link between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Gut bacteria appears to alter intestinal as well as behavioural patterns in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in a discovery that points to the strength of microbiota-directed therapies.
Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in the later years, a landmark 20-year study has found.
Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.
Is it possible that babies born too early have health risks that relate to their early life experience? Scientists looking into the frequent and significant problem in the neonatal population, think that poor growth following premature...
Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered an important link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism -- a "cross-talk" and interaction that can lead to type 2 diabetes and metabolic...
This award is given to a physician within 10 years from completion of medical postdoctoral training for outstanding work in the general area of pediatric nutrition
Human milk is the recommended and sole nutrient source for newborns, adapted by evolution to provide both nutrition and protection. In maternal milk, some nutrients such as vitamins and fatty acids vary depending on the dietary intake of...
Babies born to women with either diabetes or gestational diabetes - diabetes that arises during pregnancy - are at greater risk for complications at birth, a new study suggests. Those complications can be serious and include low blood sugar...
Intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease, say researchers who suggest their findings could open new opportunities for preventing and even reversing the disease through the gut.
Dementia is estimated to affect around 47.5 million people worldwide, and this number is expected to more than triple by 2050. But according to new research, there is one simple thing older adults can do to help reduce their risk of...
Parents who are driven to distraction by their toddler’s picky eating can take comfort in the fact that it’s just as likely to be down to nature as nurture. According to research into the behaviour of 16-month old children, fussy eating and...
A third of pregnant women have iron deficiency, putting them at increased risk of having a thyroid disorder and suffering complications such as miscarriages and preterm births, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes.
Updated evidence-based recommendations on introducing complementary foods to infants' diet--solids and liquids other than breast milk--appear in a position paper of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and...
ou are what you eat, the old saying goes, but why is that so? Researchers have known for some time that diet affects the balance of microbes in our bodies, but how that translates into an effect on the host has not been understood.
Breastfeeding is not only good for children, but also for their mothers, providing more health benefits and preventing more maternal diseases than previously known, new research shows.
The levels of probiotics found in the digestive systems of babies delivered by cesarean-section compared to those born vaginally is not widely studied or understood.
A new study suggests that older women who drink two to three cups of coffee daily may be at lower risk of dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment.
There is compelling evidence that the type of nutrition received in the early periods of an organism’s development may affect the structure and function of body tissues later in life.
Nutrition & Growth is an internationally recognized scientific event that brings together leading experts in pediatrics, nutrition, neonatology and child development to discuss the challenges of the interplay between nutrition and growth in...
It’s that time of year again when the Nestlé Nutrition Institute invites young health professionals to apply for one of its Fellowships, giving them the chance to further their nutrition training and research.
Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Children with attention problems
Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, yet ground-breaking new research by an EU funded European-Chinese team of investigators called MetaHit have discovered that...
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led...
NASPGHAN Foundation /Nestle Nutrition Young Investigator Development Research AwardTwo year research grant awarded to Samar Ibrahim, MBChB of Mayo
Changing the conversation about childhood obesity. Role-play simulation prepares pediatricians and other health providers to lead real life
Just released - The NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Second Edition).All current NASPGHAN
A sugar in breast milk was found to help newborns clear an infectious pathogen, and researchers in England think it is one of several that exists specifically to help the growing immune systems of babies.
Every four seconds, someone is diagnosed with dementia As the world's ageing population continues to grow, dementia and optimal nutrition among the elderly are a global health and economic challenges.
New - Childhood Obesity in Primary Care -6Educational Modules. Nestlé is the founding sponsor of IHCW. The Childhood Obesity in Primary Care modules
High protein intake during infancy may contribute to obesity later in life in infants who are not exclusively breastfed, according to a Nestlé
Bacteria that live in the gut interact with dietary components to affect health and wellness. Scientists now finds key components in breast milk that
The microbes living in a baby's gut during its first month of life may directly impact the developing immune system, leading to a higher risk of
Research carried out by scientists from the University of Granada and King's College London shows that maternal DHA supplementation could help
Pregnant women who eat more carbs and fatty foods may not necessarily give birth to heavier babies, but they may still have infants with more fat
An expectant mother's eating habits may predict her unborn child's risk of obesity, as fatter fetuses have a substantially higher risk of developing
Children whose parents consume a high-fat diet are more likely to develop obesity and diabetes, according to research published in Nature Genetics.
Proper maternal folate levels during pregnancy may protect children from a future risk of obesity, especially those born to obese mothers, according
Children whose mothers gain excess weight or have elevated blood sugar during their pregnancies are more likely to become overweight or obese during
A once-per-month high dose supplement of vitamin D for mothers after giving birth could help improve the health of both mum and baby, according to an
Introducing a broader range of foods at an early age may help infants that were breast-fed to build up tolerance to common food allergens such as
Introducing peanut-containing foods during infancy as a peanut allergy prevention strategy does not compromise the duration of breastfeeding or affect