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Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating inflammatory condition of the gut that primarily affects preterm infants.
Mechanisms that early nutrition impacts later health including metabolic programing, brain development, gut microbiota, and healthy eating habits.
The early environment has a long-lasting impact on the brain and behaviour.
This talk describes the interplay between nutrition and proper brain structural, functional, and cognitive development, and the establishment of executive functions
The microbiota:gut:brain axis is emerging as an exciting research area of increasing interest for those investigating the biologic and physiologic basis of brain development and behavior during early life. This topic is reviewed here.
Dr. Brittany Howell, USA
Professor Jose Saavedra, Nestlé Nutrition Institute
Interview Jose Saavedra
Professor Weili Lin, Director of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Interview Weili Lin
Interview Brittany Howell
Interview Nicholas Embleton