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Scientists at the University of Roehampton are seeking an ONS manufacturer to provide a suitable ONS for a randomised controlled trial of nutritional support for recovering substance use disorder (SUD) sufferers.

No need to avoid in kids with asthma, cystic fibrosis, or common cold, says expert.

Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study.

PINNT, the national charity for Patients on Intravenous and Nasogastric Nutrition, has received European recognition for its Medical Tag patient resource at the 40th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress, held in Madrid Spain, with the presentation of a Poster 'A practical patient resource for people on home artificial nutrition; infusing artificial nutrition in 'normal' environments'.

Taking high dose folic acid supplements in later pregnancy (beyond the first trimester) does not prevent pre-eclampsia in women at high risk for this condition, finds a randomised controlled trial published by The BMJ.

Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th of November 2018 • Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE

A study of 523 travellers to countries with an intermediate to high risk of diarrhoea found that taking the prebiotic Bimuno® (a galactooligosaccharide mixture also known as B-GOS®) resulted in an overall reduction of 33% (P=0.03) in the incidence of diarrhoea in the 334 individuals who adhered strictly to the protocol.Furthermore, travellers in this group who had been taking the product for more than 7 days, experienced an even higher reduction in the incidence of diarrhoea of 45% (P=0.02). For optimal protective effect, Bimuno® should be started 7 days before travel and travellers encouraged to stick to the protocol to get the full benefits. The exact mechanism of protection is not yet clear, but Bimuno® has been shown in other research to increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut, especially an important species called Bifidobacterium, known to be linked to human health.

Increased protein during weight maintenance also reduces risk of type 2 diabetes. Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver's fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

New research has shown that a lack of protein in a father's diet affects sperm quality which can have a direct impact on the long-term health of their offspring.

Low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with proteins and fats from plant sources associated with lower risk of mortality compared to those that replace carbohydrates with proteins and fat from animal sources.

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