Luca Bernardo

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Arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are the most representative long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) since they may affect infants' growth and development. LCPUFA are present in the milk of all lactating women throughout lactation. The mothers' dietary habits may affect the levels of these fatty acids in maternal blood lipids and then in(More)
The dietary bioequivalence of alpha-linolenic (LNA) and docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) as substrates for brain and retinal n-3 fatty acid accretion during the brain growth spurt is reported for neonatal baboons who consumed a long-chain-polyunsaturate free commercial human infant formula with a n-6/n-3 ratio of 10:1. Neonates received oral doses of 13C-labeled(More)
BACKGROUND The antigenic potential of proteins from the carob bean, a member of the legume family used as a food additive, have not so far been investigated and legumes share antigenic proteins with peanut, a potent trigger of anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE To assess the carob protein determinants of sensitization in peanut-allergic children. METHODS In a(More)
The bioequivalence of dietary linolenic acid (LNA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for brain DHA accretion was measured in neonatal baboons at 4–6 wk of age using stable isotope tracers. Neonates consumed a conventional U.S. term-infant formula devoid of long chain polyunsaturates and with an n-6/n-3 ratio of about 10:1. At 4 wk of age, neonates were dosed(More)
BACKGROUND Even hydrolysed cow's milk formulae may retain residual allergens and there are few nutritional options for children with cow's milk allergy (CMA) who also react to soy. OBJECTIVE To assess clinical tolerance to a rice-based hydrolysate in children with such a clinical presentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighteen children (six girls and 12(More)
Transformation of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) often results in acute myeloblastic or, less frequently, in precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). T-cell blast crisis is rare. Hypercalcemia has also been described as a rare complication of CML, but this usually occurs as a terminal event. Here we report a case of a 35-year-old woman who(More)
The effect of heat on the allergenicity of beef and bovine serum albumin was investigated among 10 toddlers skin prick test (SPT)-positive to raw and cooked beef. The meat-allergy diagnosis was confirmed during double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC) with 180 g of beef cooked for 5 min at 100 degrees C. SPT with homogenized and freeze-dried(More)
Dietary needs during adolescence lack specific definitions, and most evidence is derived from indirect indications. The data on dietary needs for energy and proteins are mainly extrapolated from subjects in other age-classes. Lipids and carbohydrates are being progressively considered for preventive purposes since the qualitative distribution of saturated(More)