Human milk oligosaccharides: a hot topic at the Nutrition and Growth conference in Paris

Almost every major infant formula producer who was present at the Nutrition and Growth conference in Paris in March 2018 either highlighted human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) at their booth or presented HMOs research in talks or on posters. It is a fascinating area of research which over the last couple of years led to new product launches in different countries around the world. Up until the mid-nineties about 15 papers were published each year on HMOs, but last year the number has increased more than 7-fold and it is expected to increase even further. In the column published in Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech – vol. 29(2) March/April 2018, I summarize some of the findings that were presented in Paris.

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Human milk oligosaccharides: a hot topic at the Nutrition and Growth conference in Paris