Milk and Milk Products in Human Nutrition

Milk and Milk Products in Human Nutrition

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Milk, the first and for a time only source of nutrition for mammals, influences early growth and development and may provide a foundation for health throughout the entire lifespan. It is therefore mandatory that milk substitutes have a composition which fulfills the same goals and confers as close as possible the overall health benefits of human milk. Moreover, in many populations, milk continues to play a major role in a healthy and balanced diet throughout life: During childhood, pregnancy and adulthood, intake of cowa€™s milk has important beneficial effects on linear growth, bone development and the risk of developing caries, and it is important in the prevention and treatment of undernutrition in low-income countries.This publication contains the presentations and discussions of the NestlAc Nutrition Institute Workshop held in Marrakech in March 2010. It focuses on three main topics: milk during pregnancy and infancy, milk during childhood in low- and high-income countries, and general aspects of milk in adult nutrition. Together, these contributions cover most aspects of milk during the life cycle in a global perspective, making the publication a comprehensive textbook.R.A. Clemens, O. Hernell, K.F. Michaelsen. 29 World Health Organisation: Management of Severe Malnutrition: A Manual for Physicians and Other Senior Health Workers. Geneva, World Health Organisation 1999. 30 Shoham J, Duffield A:anbsp;...

Title:Milk and Milk Products in Human Nutrition
Author: R.A. Clemens, O. Hernell, K.F. Michaelsen
Publisher:Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers - 2011-02-15

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