Health and Nutrition Stuff
A lack of clarity around the issue of nutrition science is problematic for the food and beverage industry and must be addressed, says Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of the US's Grocery Manufacturers' Association.
Mothers' milk guides the development of neonates' gut microbiota, nourishing a very specific bacterial population that protects the child. Now a team of researchers has identified the compound in the milk that supplies this nourishment, and has shown that it can be obtained from cow's milk, which could result in using cow's milk as a prebiotic for infants.
A second big study affirms new thinking: Exposing high-risk kids to peanuts beginning in infancy greatly reduces the chance of developing a peanut allergy. And this peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older.