Expert's opinion

In this section of the website, internationally renowned experts share with us their scientific opinion on specific topics related to Nutrition. If you are interested in improving your knowledge and learning about the latest research on obesity, allergies and other compelling topics, this page is for you!


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Dr. L. Neufeld Posted: Jan 03, 2017

There are three major areas that need to be taken into consideration when looking at whether infants should receive fortified complementary nutrition or micronutrient supplements. These approaches would only be necessary if the infant was deemed to be undernourished.

S. Nutten Posted: Dec 05, 2016

When deciding what infant formula to use, it is important to understand that different formulas offer different levels of protein hydrolyzation whereby proteins are broken down in size and sequence. There are two main levels of hydrolyzation used in infant forumulas: some extensively hydrolyze proteins and some only partially hydrolyze them.

Professor R. Shamir Posted: Jul 07, 2016

When is it time to introduce complementary feeding? What are the recommendations? Starting complementary feeding too early increases the risks of allergy. On the other hand, introducing solid food too late also contains risks. All those questions and even more are being explained in this interview with Professor R. Shamir.

R. Knight Posted: May 09, 2016

In this blog Rob Knight explains that it is now possible to identify whether a person is lean or obese just by looking at the bacteria in the gut. However it is not the easiest way to see this, what is more interesting is that the human genome is also capable to tell if a person might become lean or obese in the future.

Professor Hania Szajewska Posted: Feb 22, 2016

I am Hania Szajewska, the head of the department of pediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw and one of the research interests of our group are early strategies to prevent allergic diseases in children.

Prof F. Haschke Posted: Nov 30, 2015

Large nutrition surveys in the US (Butte et al, 2008, FITs) and China Ming Study indicate that children from infancy to preschool age consume more than double the amount of protein which is recommended by WHO.

C. Forestell Posted: Jun 18, 2015

Our sense of taste develops and changes throughout our lives, but did you know that our earliest flavour preferences are determined in our mother’s womb? Both taste and smell are well developed by the third trimester of pregnancy, and by 35 weeks a fetus can already perceive basic tastes like sweetness.

Prof C. Lifschitz Posted: Mar 18, 2015

The human body contains ten times as many bacteria as it does cells, and we are only just beginning to understand the broader health implications of this fact.

Prof N. Embleton Posted: Feb 18, 2015

Babies who are born preterm often experience periods of poor growth or ‘growth failure’, a term used to describe a child who grows at a rate that is notably slower than normal for the child’s age and sex [Embleton et al, 2001].

Prof J. Bhatia Posted: Jan 16, 2015

Vitamin D used to be something of a ‘hidden secret’, at least in terms of interest from the media and general public. For many years, vitamin D deficiency has been a concern for many populations across the world, but has only recently become increasingly recognized in places like the United States.

Prof A. Misra Posted: Dec 04, 2014

Obesity has been one of the fastest growing public health burdens in India for the past two decades, and there is no end in sight to the rise of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.

F. Haschke Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Based on our genes we are all 99,9% identical, but based on our microbiota, we can be 90% different. Therefore, our long-term destiny might be determined by the bacteria which co-exist in our body.

Professor Hania Szajewska Posted: Sep 16, 2014

Colic can be a nightmare for parents of young babies. The spontaneous episodes of fussing and crying that come with colic can lead to weeks, or even months, of difficult days and sleepless nights.

B. Vartabedian MD FAAP Posted: Jul 11, 2014

With allergic disease on the rise in developed countries, one of the biggest challenges in pediatric practice surrounds the question of allergy prevention. What should a pediatrician tell a young mother concerned about atopic disease in her child? We all struggle with this issue.

Professor Adam Drewnowski Posted: Apr 09, 2014

For a long time, obesity research has focused on the quality of a person’s diet and which foods and drinks to avoid to prevent obesity.

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