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Liggins Institute Public Lecture: Better brains or life-long health?

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The Liggins Institute

85 Park Road

Auckland, Auckland 1023

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Better brains or life-long health – is there a trade-off for at-risk babies?

World-renowned researcher Distinguished Professor Jane Harding, Neonatologist Dr Chris McKinlay and PhD student Dr Luling Lin from the Liggins Institute will talk about the profound questions raised by the latest mother and baby research.

As death and major disability become less common for at-risk babies, the focus is shifting towards supporting them to thrive, but we might have to make trade-offs between their intellectual development and life-long health.

Some evidence suggests that enriched nutrition for preterm babies may be good for their intellectual development but speeds up weight gain, raising their risk of metabolic and heart disease in later life.

What matters most to families? Are there differences between girls and boys? What if costs outweigh potential benefits?

Join us at this special free Liggins Institute Public Lecture for a fascinating exploration into this new frontier of research.

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5.30pm - Drinks and networking
6.00pm - Presentations
7.30pm - Event closes
Lecture Theatre 007, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton Campus

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