Infancy is a period characterized by a high growth velocity and a high rate of physiological development. Nutrition plays a major role in determining health during this critical period of life. Moreover, early nutrition has a programming effect on health in later life. Early nutrition has been found to be associated with obesity, coronary heart disease, neurodevelopmental outcome, cardiovascular and allergic diseases in later life. These associations are supported by evidence from experimental studies in infants.

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J.B. van Goudoever (Hans)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The project was financially supported by Danone Research, Wageningen. The study sponsor had no influence on the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, or the writing of this thesis. Printing of this thesis has been financially supported by Erasmus University Rotterdam and Danone Research, Wageningen
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Huang, L. (2012, September 26). The Essential Amino Acid Requirements of Infants. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from