By Joseph J. Vitale ScD, MD (auth.), Joseph J. Vitale ScD, MD, Selwyn A. Broitman PhD (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400982909

ISBN-13: 9789400982901

ISBN-10: 9400982925

ISBN-13: 9789400982925

Boston collage college of drugs has validated a chain of clinical teaching programs in foodstuff held every one summer season when you consider that 1975. those take care of controversies in human medical food. the topics have lined quite a few subject matters, together with these facing the relation­ ships among nutrition and center ailment, vitamin and melanoma, breast· as opposed to bottle-feeding, and nutritional fiber and ailment. different noncontroversial themes have been additionally lined at those meetings; they have been mentioned just to carry to the eye of the health care provider new happenings in dietary examine. those themes handled the relationships of food to immune functionality, to neurotransmitters, to an infection, to weight problems, and to chemotherapy. this article is a compilation of chosen manuscripts of curiosity to the health care provider within the quarter of human medical foodstuff. no matter what luck this article enjoys is in no small means because of the advert­ ministrative and editorial efforts of our administrative assistant, Mrs Geraldine Rankin - our honest thanks.

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It is important to note that behavioral studies in humans are much more difficult to design and carry out, compared to general behavioral studies in animals, as well as studies that ask basic physiologic and biochemical questions. In addition, human behavioral studies are laden with biases that are difficult either to remove or to control. For example, mothers who breast-feed have a unique set of attitudes concerning childrearing practices. These attitudes constitute a bias that cannot be duplicated in a control set of mothers.

Again, the results in Table 5-1 illustrate that the lactating mothers exposed themselves to painful stimuli twice as often as nonlactating mothers in order to interact with their adopted young. These studies suggest that lactation is essential to the establishment of caretaking behavior. Early maternal-infant bonding also plays an important role in human caretaking behavior. l7 The first group was the early contact group in which mothers were permitted to lay skin-to-skin with their nude infants under a heat panel immediately after delivery.

4 - --- ----- ~--------- Does Human Milk Intrinsically Help Protect Newborns from Infection? Neal S. LeLeiko, MD, PhD The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the contents of human milk from the standpoint of specific agents that might serve to protect the newborn infant from infectious disease. There are many factors in human milk for which an immunologic role has been proposed. It is necessary to assess the functions of these different factors as well as to determine whether any of these factors might be expected to survive in the infant's digestive tract.

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