High-fat diet during lactation alters RNA activity in breast milk, research suggests (NEW!)

New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation regardless of diet during pregnancy alters RNA activity in breast milk. The changes in genetic material may increase the risk of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes in offspring.

Synergistic Effects Of Human Milk Nutrients In The Support Of Infant Recognition Memory: An Observational Study

Studied relation of human milk lutein, choline and DHA with recognition memory. Nutrients Interactions appear important to predict infant cognition.

The Clinical Effect Of A New Infant Formula In Term Infants With Constipation: A Double-Blind, Randomized Cross-Over Trial

Reported high sn-2 palmitate, prebiotics and partially hydrolyzed whey protein resulted in a strong tendency of softer stools in constipated infants.

A Machine Learning Approach To Automated Structural Network Analysis: Application To Neonatal Encephalopathy

Reported the methodology of standard machine learning algorithms which offers a novel tool to evaluate neonates at risk of neurological deficit.

Early Nutrition And The Impact On Long-Term Outcomes

Mechanisms that early nutrition impacts later health including metabolic programing, brain development, gut microbiota, and healthy eating habits.
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