Empowering Healthier Lives Through Nutrition

Founded in 2011, Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is a globally recognized leader in the field of nutritional science. We offer an extensive consumer health portfolio of science-based consumer health, medical nutrition and supplement brands, and we are committed to redefining the management of health.

NHSc is headquartered in Switzerland and employs over 5,000 people around the world. We currently produce over a billion nutritional health solutions for consumers, patients and their healthcare providers. We also distribute industry-leading Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements brands (VMS) in both the healthcare practitioner and consumer channels, making NHSc uniquely positioned to cater to the most pressing health concerns of today.

Nestlé Health Science invests heavily in nutrition research, as well as devotes considerable resources to transformational technology platforms in order to pioneer the exciting field of Novel Nutrition. To that end, our new cutting-edge Nestlé Product Technology Center inaugurated in December 2018 in Bridgewater, N.J. allows us to further strengthen our commitment to harnessing the power of nutrition to help Empower Healthier Lives.

 

OUR PURPOSE
Our purpose is to Empower Healthier Lives by providing the highest quality nutritional health solutions for consumers, patients and healthcare providers – all supported by innovative science and research.

 

MISSION/OUR ASPIRATION
To further the role of nutrition in the management of health and the prevention of disease, with a unique offering of innovative, industry-leading, science-based nutritional health solutions and VMS brands that are revolutionizing the healthcare industry around the world.

 

OUR COMMITMENT
NHSc is committed to contributing to a healthy planet by incorporating social and environmental sustainability directly into the core of our business and working towards zero waste.

 

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ICU Management

The Expanding Boundaries of ICU Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

This symposium explores the different aspects of nutrition in the ICU and how nutritional requirements of the critically ill patient are met effectively. There is an overview of nutritional monitoring practices and how we could improve them for better nutritional delivery. There is also an overview of the DIVINE study which investigates the use of different... Read more

ICU Management

DIVINE Nutritional Management in ICU

2019 26 Sep

The following is an overview of the DIVINE trial (Dietary Management of Glucose Variabilty in the ICU) as well as a quick summary of the role of glucose control and outcomes in critically ill patients. The DIVINE study was funded by Nestlé. Clinical studies show that goal nutrition may not result in the best outcomes. Available data suggest that... Read more

ICU Management

The Metabolic Phenotype of Skeletal Muscle During Early Critical Illness

2019 26 Sep

The Muscle UK Critical Care program was set up 10 years ago and focused on the association between muscle and skeletal muscle wasting to weakness to clinical outcome. There are a total of five pivotal trials, including Bernhard Jonghe et al. 1  and Herridge M. 2  that looked at skeletal muscle weakness and its impact on patients. In the Herridge study,... Read more

ICU Management

What Did We Learn From Nutritional Monitoring?

2019 26 Sep

Monitoring nutrition in the ICU is significantly different from monitoring other activities. For example, if we look at haemodynamics, it is pretty easy. We can monitor blood pressure, cardiac output etc. We can deliver a drug and look at its effect to see if it works or not, and, if it doesn’t, we can simply change the drug. These are simple activities... Read more

ICU Management

Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?

2018 16 Mar

There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose control in the ICU: some clinicians maintain that glucose control is unnecessary and harmful, while others claim that blood glucose control is essential to improve prognosis. 1-3 Those who favour liberal glycaemic control assert that hyperglycaemia is simply a beneficial adaptation... Read more

ICU Management

Dysglycaemia in the critically ill

2018 16 Mar

As has been pointed out, the benefits of tight glycaemic control in the ICU have by no means been clearly established or accepted. In 2010 a meta-analysis of seven prospective randomised studies concluded that intensive insulin therapy in mixed ICU patients was not supported by evidence. 19 Today we understand that hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia,... Read more

ICU Management

Facilitated glucose control in the ICU through nutrition

2018 16 Mar

As recently as 2010, the view of metabolic requirements for patients admitted to ICU was that all patients had the same metabolic needs and could therefore be managed with the same nutritional product. In general, critically ill patients were fed along the same lines as healthy people in the ratio of around 50% carbohydrates, 35% lipids and 15% protein.... Read more

ICU Management

The increased recognition of proteins in critical illness

2018 16 Mar

There are many new concepts and old controversies surrounding nutrition in critical care such as: the role of trophic feeding, permissive underfeeding, the use of immune modulating agents, and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. However, enteral nutrition and protein delivery have consistently been found to be beneficial. Traditionally,... Read more

ICU Management

Nutritional challenges in ICU patients

2018 16 Mar

This symposium explored controversial aspects of the nutritional management of patients in the ICU. There are new concepts and old controversies such as the role of permissive underfeeding and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. Glucose control is also one such area where there is still no widespread agreement on optimal targets for blood... Read more

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ICU Management

The Expanding Boundaries of ICU Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

This symposium explores the different aspects of nutrition in the ICU and how nutritional requirements of the critically ill patient are met effectively. There is an overview of nutritional monitoring practices and how we could improve them for better nutritional delivery. There is also an overview of the DIVINE study which investigates the use of different... Read more

ICU Management

DIVINE Nutritional Management in ICU

2019 26 Sep

The following is an overview of the DIVINE trial (Dietary Management of Glucose Variabilty in the ICU) as well as a quick summary of the role of glucose control and outcomes in critically ill patients. The DIVINE study was funded by Nestlé. Clinical studies show that goal nutrition may not result in the best outcomes. Available data suggest that... Read more

ICU Management

The Metabolic Phenotype of Skeletal Muscle During Early Critical Illness

2019 26 Sep

The Muscle UK Critical Care program was set up 10 years ago and focused on the association between muscle and skeletal muscle wasting to weakness to clinical outcome. There are a total of five pivotal trials, including Bernhard Jonghe et al. 1  and Herridge M. 2  that looked at skeletal muscle weakness and its impact on patients. In the Herridge study,... Read more

ICU Management

What Did We Learn From Nutritional Monitoring?

2019 26 Sep

Monitoring nutrition in the ICU is significantly different from monitoring other activities. For example, if we look at haemodynamics, it is pretty easy. We can monitor blood pressure, cardiac output etc. We can deliver a drug and look at its effect to see if it works or not, and, if it doesn’t, we can simply change the drug. These are simple activities... Read more

ICU Management

Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?

2018 16 Mar

There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose control in the ICU: some clinicians maintain that glucose control is unnecessary and harmful, while others claim that blood glucose control is essential to improve prognosis. 1-3 Those who favour liberal glycaemic control assert that hyperglycaemia is simply a beneficial adaptation... Read more

ICU Management

Dysglycaemia in the critically ill

2018 16 Mar

As has been pointed out, the benefits of tight glycaemic control in the ICU have by no means been clearly established or accepted. In 2010 a meta-analysis of seven prospective randomised studies concluded that intensive insulin therapy in mixed ICU patients was not supported by evidence. 19 Today we understand that hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia,... Read more

ICU Management

Facilitated glucose control in the ICU through nutrition

2018 16 Mar

As recently as 2010, the view of metabolic requirements for patients admitted to ICU was that all patients had the same metabolic needs and could therefore be managed with the same nutritional product. In general, critically ill patients were fed along the same lines as healthy people in the ratio of around 50% carbohydrates, 35% lipids and 15% protein.... Read more

ICU Management

The increased recognition of proteins in critical illness

2018 16 Mar

There are many new concepts and old controversies surrounding nutrition in critical care such as: the role of trophic feeding, permissive underfeeding, the use of immune modulating agents, and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. However, enteral nutrition and protein delivery have consistently been found to be beneficial. Traditionally,... Read more

ICU Management

Nutritional challenges in ICU patients

2018 16 Mar

This symposium explored controversial aspects of the nutritional management of patients in the ICU. There are new concepts and old controversies such as the role of permissive underfeeding and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. Glucose control is also one such area where there is still no widespread agreement on optimal targets for blood... Read more

Nestlé Nutrition Institute: ESICM Satellite Symposium 2018

This symposium explores the different aspects of nutrition in the ICU and how nutritional requirements of the critically ill patient are met effectively. There is an overview of nutritional monitoring practices and how we could improve them for better nutritional delivery. There is also an overview of the DIVINE study which investigates the use of different nutritional formulas to facilitate blood glucose control in critically ill overweight and obese patients. Finally, there is a discussion on the association between skeletal muscle wasting and weakness in the critically ill patient.









Nestlé Nutrition Institute symposium: Nutritional challenges in ICU patients


This symposium explored controversial aspects of the nutritional management of patients in the ICU. There are new concepts and old controversies such as the role of permissive underfeeding and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. Glucose control is also one such area where there is still no widespread agreement on optimal targets for blood glucose control in ICU. In addition to modulating the provision of protein / energy delivery, speakers looked at the influence of nutrition on blood glucose control and discussed new clinical data suggesting that higher protein – lower carbohydrate enteral nutrition may improve glycaemic control without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia.