The 55th Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN
Every year the ESPGHAN Annual Meeting attracts healthcare professionals, scientists, patients, parents and industry partners in the field of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from Europe and all around the world, making the congress the largest conference of its kind worldwide. The 55th Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN will be held in Vienna, Austria, from Wednesday, 17 May to Saturday, 20 May 2023.
Impact of Oligofructose supplementation on fecal microbiota, stool characteristics, and Hydration status in infants
To evaluate the impact of oligofructose (OF)-supplemented infant formula on fecal microbiota, stool characteristics, and hydration. Methods. Ninety-five formula-fed infants were randomized to α-lactalbumin-enriched control formula (CF) or identical formula with 3.0 g/L OF (EF) for 8 weeks; 50 infants fed human milk (HM) were included. Over 8 weeks, bifidobacteria count increased more in EF than CF group, EF group stool consistency was intermediate between CF and HM. Physician-assessed hydration status was normal for all infants. Conclusions. Infant formula with 3.0 g/L OF promoted bifidobacteria growth and softer stools without adversely affecting stool frequency or hydration.
Prebiotics And Gut Health: Friends In Low Places
Discussing the influence of the microbiome on digestive and other illnesses and prebiotics’ role in overall health of infants, children, and adults.
Paediatric Applications of Prebiotics
Bacteria are prevalent in the human gut as part of the gut microbiome. Most have a benign effect; however some may cause disorder and others are positive for our health. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are uniquely found in human milk and represent the third largest component. HMO are thought to confer some of the health benefits associated with breast feeding including the development of improved gut microbiota, reducing infection, improving immune function, possible role in promoting brain development. Emerging science also supports a role in growth and metabolism.