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Newsletter - October 2020

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to present you our HiPP Science newsletter for healthcare professionals!

Even though the medical world is currently dominated by news about the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to continue providing you with reports of studies from the field of paediatrics.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who are currently working in the healthcare sector for their extraordinary commitment in these times.

Best wishes & stay healthy
Dr. Stephanie Ruf
Editor of HiPP for Health Care Professionals

Neonatal Virome

It is now widely accepted that the bacterial colonisation of an infant’s intestine after birth is a gradual process and that the intestinal microbiome forms quite quickly. In an article published in “Nature”, researchers reported that this principle also applies to colonisation by viruses. The type of feeding also has a significant influence on the virome.

Clinical Study shows an association between a low Lactobacillus count in the meconium and Colic

The intestinal microbiota is attributed an increasingly important role in colic and excessive crying. Studies have shown that the meconium already contains a diverse microbiome and that colonisation of the infant intestine begins in utero.

Is Obesity a communicable disease?

Obesity is known to be caused by genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors. The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is putting the theory that obesity is non-communicable to the test.

Dietary reduction of Saturated Fatty Acids from early childhood reduces Atherosclerosis in Adolescence

Atherosclerosis, the intravascular accretion of cholesterol, fatty acids and calcium phosphate, begins in early life. To learn if this can be prevented by dietary measures, 1,062 infants were randomised into 2 groups at the age of 7 months...

Avenues to Allergy Prevention in the Neonate

Current research is investigating the health benefits of human milk and its preventative role in allergy. Based on numerous studies, food allergy...

Organic meadows, full of life: twice as many insects

Biodiversity has declined significantly in many parts of Europe in recent decades. In a study supported by HiPP, scientists assessed the insect population on organically and conventionally cultivated meadows.


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