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Protective action of maternal milk in gastrointestinal physiology


Weiss, Adrienne. Protective action of maternal milk in gastrointestinal physiology. 2013, University of Zurich, Faculty of Medicine.

Abstract

Human milk is the natural creation of a food that contains everything a newborn child needs. Therefore, breast-feeding is regarded as gold standard for the infant‘s nutrition. It is associated with various beneficial effects on the newborn’s health. In breast-fed children, the incidence of allergic and inflammatory conditions is decreased. The question that is intensely investigated but still not fully answered is which components of human milk influence the breast-fed child, so that it develops advantages in growth, health status and immunity over formula-fed children.

Abstract

Human milk is the natural creation of a food that contains everything a newborn child needs. Therefore, breast-feeding is regarded as gold standard for the infant‘s nutrition. It is associated with various beneficial effects on the newborn’s health. In breast-fed children, the incidence of allergic and inflammatory conditions is decreased. The question that is intensely investigated but still not fully answered is which components of human milk influence the breast-fed child, so that it develops advantages in growth, health status and immunity over formula-fed children.

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Item Type:Dissertation
Referees:Thierry Hennet, Hersberger Martin, Rogler Gerhard, Borsig Lubor
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:May 2013
Deposited On:04 Feb 2014 13:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:38
Number of Pages:128

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