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Early Nutrition Can Reprogram Your Child’s Genes

Early Nutrition Can Reprogram Your Child’s Genes

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We’ve learned that family history puts your child at risk for obesity. But did you know that early nutrition and changes in hormones can interact with your child’s genes, affect metabolism and cause obesity?

07/12/2015 - 17:27

We’ve learned that family history puts your child at risk for obesity. But did you know that your kid’s early nutrition and changes in hormones can interact with your child’s genes, affect metabolism and cause obesity?

Scientists also learned that those who are fed with high amounts of protein have high Insulin Growth Factor in their bodies. This substance brings about the formation of more fat cells and may result in rapid growth rate.

For these reasons, your kid’s early nutrition is important. In fact, excess protein early in life becomes an important factor for early weight gain, high body mass index, and increased fat tissue. These conditions increases your child’s possibility of developing obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease during his adult years.

By knowing how early nutrition and a proper diet can affect growth patterns, early prevention and intervention strategies can be done to improve your child’s long-term health and well-being.

NANKID® OPTIPRO® HA 3 contains OPTIPRO®, Nestlé’s Most Advanced Protein. It’s regular milk protein broken into smaller pieces, making it easier to digest. It also contains DHA & ARA, which are found abundantly in the brain, as well as 100 million BIFIDUS BL probiotics from 3 glasses of NANKID® OPTIPRO® HA 3 daily. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help support your child’s protection.

References:
1. Koletzko B, et al. Can infant feeding choices modulate later obesity risk?. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:1502S-8S.
2. Koletzko B, et al. Lower protein in infant formula is associated with lower weight up to age 2 y: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:1836–45.
3. Koletzko B et al. The Early Nutrition Programming Project (EARNEST): 5 y of successful multidisciplinary collaborative research. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011; 94(suppl): 1749S-53S.
4. Weber M et al. Lower protein content in infant formula reduces BMI and obesity risk at school age: follow-up of a randomized trial. J Clin Nutr 2014;99:1041–51.

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