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  • Deborah O'Connor PhD RD

Listen to Dr. Deborah O'Connor's Presentation at the ISRHML Conference!

Check out Deborah O'Connor PhD RD, Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and Senior Associate Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute

presentation at this year's ISRHML (International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation) Conference held on October 24 - 28th , 2022.

Dr. O’Connor presents on the topic of “Mothers Milk intake by Very Low Birth Weight Infants and its association with epigenetic variations that may influence neurodevelopment” based on her recently published paper with the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Xu J, Shin J, McGee M, Unger S, Bando N, Sato J, Vandewouw M, Patel Y, Branson HM, Paus T, Pausova Z, O'Connor DL. Intake of mother's milk by very-low-birth-weight infants and variation in DNA methylation of genes involved in neurodevelopment at 5.5 years of age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Oct 6. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac221.


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