Phospholipids are the building blocks of all cell membranes. They are critical to the functioning of cells and are also essential for brain. The human brain is nearly 60 % fat and phospholipids account for about 20-25 % of the dry weight of the brain. Studies have proven that dietary phospholipids are absorbed efficiently in humans and also cross the blood-brain barrier. In the elderly, phospholipid supplementation has been shown to restore and maintain cognitive functions, such as memory, concentration, understanding and problem solving. In addition – as the brain grows rapidly during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first year of life, with optimal nutrition being critical during this period – phospholipids can have a meaningful role in baby food.
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As the brain grows rapidly during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first year of life, with optimal nutrition being critical during this period – phospholipids can have a meaningful role in baby food.
According to latest research, the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) holds great potential for infant nutrition. Valio’s expertise on MGFM helps you better meet the nutritional needs of infants.
Valio’s Nutrition Research Manager Anu Turpeinen fills you in on the importance of phospholipids in early life and how they can be used in food manufacturing to develop new products and enter new markets.
Milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) is essential for children’s growth and development. In this white paper, Dr Anu Turpeinen shares the highlights of several scientific studies that support this statement.
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Valio's Anu Turpeinen shares the latest research showing how MFGM in milk fat enhances brain health – and the new product opportunities this is creating.Watch the episode
In this episode of Expert insights, Valio’s research specialist Anu Turpeinen explains the similarities between cow’s milk fat and breast milk — and why infant formula makers would benefit from using cow’s milk fat as the ingredient.Watch the episode
In the latest Valio webinar top scientist Dr. Baoru Yang and nutrition research manager Dr. Anu Turpeinen shared their latest research findings on infant nutrition and milk fat. The recording of the webinar is now available.Watch the recording
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Phospholipid supplementation has been shown to restore and maintain cognitive functions, such as memory, concentration, understanding and problem solving.
Older adults want to age healthily and enjoy good food. Phospholipids play an important role in cognitive ageing. Valio’s Nutrition Research Manager Anu Turpeinen talks about how food manufacturers can use phospholipids to create desirable products for the rapidly ageing population.
The beneficial effects of phospholipid intake throughout adulthood are studied widely. Dr Anu Turpeinen summarises the main points of several scientific studies in this whitepaper
Anu Turpeinen explains why milk is the key ingredient for commercial success in the rapidly growing market of older adults seeking healthy food.
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