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HMOs not currently found in formula linked to food allergy risk

Breast milk HMOs linked to allergy prevention

By Nathan Gray

The unique composition of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) found in breast milk may help reduce food allergy risk, new research suggests.

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Notes from Nutrition 2018 in Boston

Study links vitamin A levels to infant growth

By Adi Menayang

A study presented at the Nutrition 2018 conference in Boston suggests that adequate vitamin A levels may support infant growth—and that one Midwestern city may have a vitamin A ‘public health problem.’

Dietary supplements are not eliglble for purchase using government benefits like SNAP, but trade groups have advocated for their eligibility as a measure to close the micronutrient gaps in low-income US households. Getty Images / jetcityimage

Notes from Nutrition 2018 in Boston

Does the micronutrient disparity in the US deserve more attention?

By Adi Menayang

From a list of about a dozen shortfall nutrients, US government health agencies recognize only a handful as a public health concern. Some researchers and trade groups argue that this shouldn’t be the case.

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