Food allergies and GI issues have a language all their own, and it can be confusing and overwhelming. This glossary is here to help you understand the key terms and be better informed overall.
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Feeding a person intravenously. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is used to describe when no other food is given through other means. Nutrients are delivered directly into the blood stream.Parenteral nutrition/feeding (PN) Definition
Milk-based formula with proteins that are broken down into smaller particles for slightly easier digestion.Partially hydrolyzed formula Definition
A short protein chain of two or more amino acids.Peptides Definition
A method of investigation of drugs or therapies in which an inactive substance (a placebo) is given to one group of participants, while the drug being tested is given to another group. The results obtained from the two groups are then compared to see if the investigational treatment is more effective in treating the condition.Placebo controlled study Definition
Fats that may help lower blood cholesterol levels when used in place of saturated and trans fats. Found in corn oil, safflower seed oil, sunflower seed oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, fish oil and walnuts.Polyunsaturated fats Definition
Chains of amino acids that are needed for the body to produce energy.Protein Definition