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Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies' brain development?

The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional...

Nutrition and the infant gut microbiota (NEW!)

The infant microbiota colonization process runs in parallel with immune system maturation, affecting intestinal physiology and regulation. Accumulating evidence suggests that microbial exposition...

How does the brain really work? (NEW!)

Over the last decades, epidemiological and interventional studies have shown that nutrition and some specific nutrients impact brain and cognitive development and brain health, functionally and...

Predicting the future - new concepts in brain flexibility (NEW!)

Executive function in pre-school aged children has been shown to be a strong predictor of future academic achievement. Therefore, the ability to characterize the maturation/developmental processes...

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Swat team of immune cells found in mother's milk

Immune cells that are ready to take action against invaders like bacteria have been found in women's breast milk, researchers say. They say the presence of this SWAT team of immune cells called...

Herbs & spices in baby food boosts nutrition, encourages adventurous eaters

Many parents strive to feed their babies a variety of fruits, vegetables and proteins, but for the most part in the US they shy away from spices - something several up and coming baby food makers...


The Learning Lead

The Learning Lead - Volume 5, Issue 1 2017 - The Effect of Myelin-Relevant Nutrients on Brain Myelination and Cognitive Development (NEW!)

The association between brain development and nutrition has been gaining attention due to emerging evidence on the detrimental effect of nutritional deficiencies on cognitive functioning in infants.

The Learning Lead - Volume 4, Issue 1 2017 - DHA, Choline, and Lutein Intakes are Associated with Cognitive Performance in School Age Children

Findings on how DHA, choline, and lutein intakes are associated with cognitive performance in school age children

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