20 June 2013
Infant body composition in the PEA POD® era: what have we learned and where do we go from here?
A new study by the University of Alberta has been published recently summarizing ongoing scientific research activity in infant body composition using the PEA POD.
The objective of this study was to summarize published evidence and ongoing research activity in infant body composition using the PEA POD infant body composition system. All published studies using the PEA POD were identified and grouped according to study population and question.
The study conclusions state that "The introduction of the PEA POD® enables greater understanding of the early life relationships between diet, metabolism and health. As dietary intake is a potentially modifiable determinant of health, it is of critical importance that this scientific inquiry moves forward in a sound, but efficient manner in order to develop infant feeding recommendations for optimal long-term outcomes. Reporting of specific data regarding a wide range of determinants of infant body composition will enable interpretation and comparison of data".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Infant body composition in the PEA POD® era: what have we learned and where do we go from here?"
- Authors: Chenfei Li, Laura McCargar; Linda Casey. University of Alberta
- Published in: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease / Volume 4 / Issue 02 / April 2013, pp 116-120
The scientific article can be downloaded at the following link: click here
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