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The information on this website is intended to give health care professionals a better understanding of infant nutrition. The information on this website is not a medical advice.

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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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Handbook of milk of non-bovine mammals

Editors: Young W. Park George F.W. HaenleinFirst published:13 January 2006Print ISBN:9780813820514 |Online ISBN:9780470999738 |DOI:10.1002/9780470999738Copyright © 2006 Blackwell Publishing About this book No one can deny the fact that the cow is the primary dairy animal species to provide humans with nutritious dairy foods through its abundance of lacteal secretion. The goat or other minor dairy species …

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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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Lipids in human milk

One of the main components in human milk are lipids, they are the most important source of energy for an infant. Did you know that the mother’s diet has an influence on the lipid composition in human milk? Learn more about lipids in human milk by clicking on the infographic below. Reading time: 2 minutes.

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