11 September 2015

Neonatal Body Composition: Measuring Lean Mass as a Tool to Guide Nutrition Management in the Neonate

Posted in Body Composition, Scientific

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A new literary review on neonatal body composition appeared on ASPEN Nutrition in Clinical Practice Journal.

The aim of this review is to summarize what is currently known about neonatal body composition and the use of body composition as a measure for adequate neonatal nutrition.

The study concludes that neonatal body composition is an important aspect when evaluating neonatal growth and development. The importance of neonatal growth on long-term developmental outcomes has been well established.

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Neonatal Body Composition: Measuring Lean Mass as a Tool to Guide Nutrition Management in the Neonate"

- Authors: Melissa S. Rice and Christina J. Valentine - Division of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Milk and Lactation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Published in
:Nutr Clin Pract. 2015 Oct;30(5):625-32

The scientific article can be purchased at the following link: click here


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