Special Issue "New Insights in Preterm Nutrition"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: growth pattern; body composition; premature infant; early nutrition; long-term health; obesity
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The purpose of this Special Issue “New Insights in Preterm Nutrition” is to explore new insights in the field of nutritional intervention of preterm infants. Nutrition of preterm infants is critical to promote optimal growth and organ development in order to reduce early complications and late non-communicable diseases. In the last decade, more attention has been focused on adequate nutrition as an alternative of aggressive nutrition, thus, the growth of preterm newborn should not necessarily follow the growth of healthy fetuses. The quality of growth can be influenced by the mode of feeding probably due to the modulation of gut microbiota. The human milk has been recognized as unique biological entity able to modulate health. Specifically, the interest on the role of functional nutrients of human milk is increasing. Moreover, individualized nutrition is actually considered as the best nutrition intervention especially in vulnerable infants. Reaching this goal, the research should be focused on the understanding of the mechanisms involved on organ development. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles that will provide new insights into the nutritional interventions of preterm infants.
Dr. Paola Roggero
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- Preterm adequate nutrition
- Parenteral nutrition
- Human milk
- Linear growth
- Functional nutrients
- Body composition