UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020 on October 5th-12th
Did you know that more than three million people across the UK are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished? An estimated one million of these people is over the age of 65. It’s a silent, and often hidden problem which in most cases can be preventable.
Role of protein for healthy ageing and recovery from illness
Proteins play an important role in supporting health throughout all stages of life. With an ageing population the focus is on maintaining quality of life and independence for as long as possible. This article considers the role of proteins along with physical activity in maintaining muscle mass and strength in older adults, which is essential for staying mobile and active. Protein is also critical for recovery from illness and recovering the muscle tissue lost.
Nutrition support post critical care
Patients should receive appropriate nutrition support to achieve adequate energy and protein consumption, as they transit through different feeding modes and experience physiological and functional challenges to food intake. Dr. Lim Yen Peng, an experienced dietitian from Singapore, speaks to FrieslandCampina Institute on this topic.
Nutrition and the immune system
A healthy, varied diet, together with other factors, can contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system. In this article, you will read about the functioning of the immune system and the various internal and external factors that can influence the immune system. We will also discuss the possible impact of certain nutrients and food components on the immune system.
Let us know how we can provide you with relevant tools to use during consultations
As a healthcare professional, you are frequently in touch with your patients. FrieslandCampina Institute develops educational tools and booklets for professionals to hand out to patients or to use during consultation. Examples include practical brochures, short explanatory videos and infographics on various nutrition and health related topics.
This new practical tool can be used to estimate a client's daily protein intake, and compare this to the recommendations for children, adults, elderly and athletes.
Webinar | Milk and immunity
This educational live webinar on Apr 30th will provide health and nutrition professionals insights into the role of dairy and immune health.
Webinar | Protein digestion in infants: The impact of infant formula processing and milk sourcing
This webinar on May 14th will provide an overview of protein digestion in infant formula.
Minimal processing using mild heat treatment may positively affect milk protein digestion
A systematic review by Lieshout et al 2019 was recently published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. The review focuses on the effect of dairy protein modifications—caused by industrial heating—on its digestion and the overall physiological relevance of these modifications. The authors find that dairy processing significantly affects protein quality and can be a tool to steer gastrointestinal protein digestion.
Review suggests higher milk fat intake related to lower childhood overweight, obesity
A systematic review and meta-analysis by Vanderhout et al discovered a beneficial association between childhood consumption of whole milk and lower odds of overweight or obesity.