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β-palmitate resources

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The effect of calcium palmitate on bacteria associated with infant gut microbiota

In collaboration with the University of Groningen (RUG) and University Medical Centrum Groningen, Ausnutria’s R&D team investigated the effect of calcium palmitate on bacteria associated with infant gut  microbiota. They concluded that “Calcium palmitate inhibits the in vitro growth of various infant gut commensals by damaging the structure and function of their cell envelope. Calcium …

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The effect of calcium palmitate on bacteria colonizing the infant gut (video)

Short explanatory video on the effects of calcium palmitate on bacteria colonizing the infant gut and how the addition of β-palmitate to infant formulas could possibily help to prevent the related health issues. This results shown in study are sponsored by Ausnutria B.V., the study was performed by the University Medical Center Groningen. Viewing time: …

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The effect of calcium palmitate on bacteria colonizing the infant gut

Short summarizing infographic on Ausnutria’s research, in collaboration with the University Medical Center Groningen, on the effect of calcium palmitate on tha bacteria colonizing the infant gut. Did you know that infant formulas with high levels of β-palmitate can reduce calcium soap formation and therefore potentially have an influence on the linked negative health outcomes? …

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Effects of term infant formulas containing high sn-2 palmitate with and without oligofructose on stool composition, stool characteristics, and bifidogenicity

Article by: Manjiang Yao, Eric L Lien, Maria R Z Capeding, Margaret Fitzgerald, Kalathur Ramanujam, Rebecca Yuhas, Robert Northington, Jowena Lebumfacil, Lin Wang, Patricia A DeRusso Abstract Objectives: Levels of stool fatty acid soaps and beneficial bacteria differ between formula-fed and breast-fed infants; addition of specific formula ingredients may reduce these differences. This study evaluated the effects of a term infant formula containing high sn-2 …

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Beta-palmitate – a natural component of human milk in supplemental milk formulas

Article by: Zuzana Havlicekova, Milos Jesenak, Peter Banovcin, Milan Kuchta Abstract The composition and function of human milk is unique and gives a basis for the development of modern artificial milk formulas that can provide an appropriate substitute for non-breastfed infants. Although human milk is not fully substitutable, modern milk formulas are attempting to mimic human milk and …

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Palm Oil and Beta-palmitate in Infant Formula: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition

Article by: Jiri Bronsky, Cristina Campoy, Nicholas Embleton, Mary Fewtrell, Nataša Fidler Mis, Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Iva Hojsak, Jessie Hulst, Flavia Indrio, Alexandre Lapillonne, Christian Molgaard, Sissel Jennifer Moltu, Elvira Verduci, Rakesh Vora, Magnus Domellöf , ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition Abstract Background: Palm oil (PO) is used in infant formulas in order to achieve palmitic acid (PA) levels similar to those in human milk. PA in PO is esterified predominantly at the …

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β-palmitate or sn-2 palmitate

In human milk, about 50% of the energy is supplied to infants as lipids. However, lipids are not only necessary as a source of energy, but have many more functions, such as developing the infant’s brain and vision, supporting the structure of the cells, maintaining the body temperature, and affecting hormone production1. Human milk contains …

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