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86th NNIW – Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition Recent Updates

2015 27 Jul

150 nutrition experts and key opinion leaders in the field of pediatrics from 26 countries gathered in China in May 24-27th to share their views and opinions on “Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition: Recent Updates”.  This 86th Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop brought together world-leading experts to discuss the new development in protein in... Read more

A.S.P.E.N. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Series and Certificate of Training Program

2015 21 Jul

A.S.P.E.N. is a new training series focusing on fluids, electrolytes and acid-base. If you need a better understanding of fluid and electrolyte management and if acid-base frequently puzzles you, then this training series is for you. Learn how to diagnose and treat the various extracellular and intracellular electrolyte disorders in your nutrition support... Read more

15th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC)

2015 05 Oct

INDC 2015 – The International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2015  is an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding the relationship and connections between nutrition and clinical diagnostics. The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to bridge the gaps between the specialists and fields of science as diverse... Read more

Eating Blueberries Linked to Blood Pressure

2015 12 Jan

Blueberries can help people control pre-hypertensive and stage 1-hypertensive blood pressure. Florida State University researchers found that daily consumption of blueberries results in dramatic reductions of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The study was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and surveyed 48 women... Read more

Neonatal ICU: New Technology Helping Babies Progress Faster

2015 09 Jan

Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, part of the Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center, is using new devices to personalise the nutritional care of premature babies for more rapid and healthier weight gain. In addition to improving nutrition, Cedars-Sinai is also using new specially designed mattresses to help improve sleep patterns and head... Read more

Diabetes Screening Urged For All After Age 45

2014 14 Oct

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has amended its recommendations on screening for diabetes following a review of current best evidence. According to the revised USPSTF guidelines, screening for diabetes and pre-diabetes should now be performed for all adults over at 45. USPSTF also recommends that uniform insurance coverage... Read more

Léa Coulet Appointed MNI Executive Director

2014 12 Sep

Léa Coulet has been appointed the first Executive Director of The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI). Coulet brings to the MNI more than decade of experience in public affairs, specifically in the health prevention, health technology, global health and pharmaceutical sectors. She is a French citizen who has been based in Brussels since... Read more

Immunonutrition: No Proven Benefit

2014 05 Aug

There have been many questions surrounding the use of immune-modulating nutrients as to whether specific critically ill populations may benefit from it; whether the administration of multiple potential immunologic modulating agents would alter the individual effects of each agent; or whether enteral and parenteral administration may result in differential... Read more

Cardiac Risks of Childhood Malnutrition

2014 03 Jul

Severe nutritional deficiencies before the age of five, including prenatal nourishment, may irreversibly harm heart anatomy and function. Adults who experience childhood malnutrition are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. The new findings, published in the American Heart Association’s Hypertension... Read more

Now We Know: Why Dark Chocolate is Good For Your Heart

2014 28 Feb

It always seemed too good to be true, but it’s confirmed now: dark chocolate really is good for you as it helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. White blood cell adhesion and arterial stiffness are known factors that play a significant role in atherosclerosis.... Read more