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Drivers of Innovation in Pediatric Nutrition

66th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop, Pediatric Program, Sanya, November 2009

Editor(s): Koletzko B. (Munich) 
Koletzko S. (Munich) 
Ruemmele F. (Paris) 
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Vol. 66, No. , 2010
Section title: Determinants of Innovative Progress
Koletzko B, Koletzko S, Ruemmele F (eds): Drivers of Innovation in Pediatric Nutrition. Nestlé Nutr Inst Workshop Ser Pediatr Program, vol 66, pp 191–203, Nestec Ltd., Vevey/S. Karger AG, Basel, © 2010
(DOI:10.1159/000318958)

The Role of Pediatricians as Innovators in Pediatric Nutrition

Greer F.R.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA

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Abstract

Innovation is about making changes. When it comes to health care, innovations, though they may be something ‘new’, may not be beneficial if not demonstrated to be an improvement over what is current practice. Innovations in pediatric nutrition sometimes fall into this category. The establishment of safe water and milk supplies at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries is viewed as one of the greatest advances in preventative medicine and truly was an ‘innovation’, with its dramatic impact on infant mortality. Other innovations in pediatric nutrition included the development of the caloric method of infant feeding which led to the large-scale adoption of a single infant formula. This required cooperation with industry and ultimately led to the development of life-saving specialty formulas for various disease states including inborn errors of metabolism. Over the last 50 years there have been further modifications of term infant formula that have included taurine, carnitine, nucleotides, whey proteins, PUFAs including decosahexenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid, probiot-ics, and prebiotics. Many of these additions are of questionable benefit and are questioned as true innovations. Though the addition of novel nutrients to infant formula has been an area of great interest, more basic research (including randomized controlled trial) is needed to determine many pediatric nutrient requirements including the lower and upper limits of nutrients added to infant formula. Such research could be facilitated by institutions such as the US National Institute of Child Health whose establishment in 1962 was a significant ‘innovation’ as it led to advances in pediat-ric nutritional research. Much more research is needed to determine basic pediatric nutritional requirements and pediatricians should strive for such true innovations.

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ISBN: 978-3-8055-9454-7 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9455-4 (Online)


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