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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Around half of Filipino children 1-5 years old are not consuming any dairy products on a given day, which increases risk of inadequate nutrient intakes. Dietary modelling was applied to assess the nutritional impact of meeting dairy recommendations in reducing nutrient inadequacy. If all children would meet their dairy recommendations, theoretical reductions in population nutrient inadequacy would be seen for all micronutrients. Therefore, dairy consumption should be encouraged.

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Milk and rice were the main dietary components in all Filipino children, contributing up to 60% of energy in the infants from poorer households. Consumption of protein-containing foods and vegetables were typically lower in poorer households. Interventions are required to enable caregivers of young Filipino children to provide complementary foods of high nutritional quality, particularly among children from the poor households.

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Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) often lead to referral to a paediatrician during the first 6 months of life and are often responsible for hospitalisation, feeding changes, use of drugs, parental anxiety, and loss of parental working days with relevant social consequences. “Current evidence suggests that L reuteri may be effective in the prevention of some functional gastrointestinal disorders, such as colic and regurgitation. Preliminary data also suggest that L reuteri may be useful for treating functional constipation.”

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Gastrointestinal woes – such as gastroesophageal reflux, colic and dyschezia – are common among infants. “Gastrointestinal woes are common among infants. Many of these resolve spontaneously and do not need extensive testing or treatment.”

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The evidence base supporting the use of pHF in primary allergy prevention continues to evolve. When reviewing available literature, it is important to note that the ability to draw conclusions largely depends on the study design. “The protein source, the degree of hydrolysis and the processing techniques used in the manufacture of hydrolysed formula differ across companies and accounts for the differences between formula’s ability to confer allergy preventive effects.”

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A 2017 meta-analysis concluded that the use of pHF reduces the risk of eczema and all allergic diseases at some, albeit not all, time points among children at high risk for allergy. “…not all hydrolysed formulas are the same; when considering a hydrolysed formula for allergy prevention, it is vital to choose one that has been proven or confirmed to have reduced allergenicity.”

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In Singapore, a set of consensus statements has been published to guide the practitioners on primary prevention of allergy in infants at risk. In this interview, Professor Hugo Van Bever, a paediatric allergist, shares insights from the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and on the role of partially hydrolysed formula in the prevention of infants at risk of allergic diseases.

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Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are an important component of human milk supporting the development of a balanced intestinal microbiota and immune protection in breastfed infants. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated that infant formulas supplemented with the HMOs 2’-fucosyllactose (2’FL) and lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT) are safe, well-tolerated, and support normal growth. This Real-World Evidence (RWE) showed growth and tolerance outcomes similar to RCT findings, supporting the effectiveness of this early feeding option.