Early nutrition has a profound effect on later health, most outspoken in preterm infants.

Our research programme focusses on possible mechanisms how nutrition affects outcomes through basic reserach, while simultaneously clinical studies are conducted trying to identify optimal feeding strategies. Most studies are performed in the neonatal phase (mice, piglets and (preterm) infants), but also obesity related interventions are undertaken. The effect of human milk on various outcomes dominates our current research programme.

Techniques range from stable isotope methodology to gain insight in intermediary metabolism to RCTs to determine relevant outcomes.

Collaboration is with a wide variety of institutes across the world, with an emphasis on Denmark, USA and China.
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