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Inherited Diseases Do Not Have the Last Word: Empowering Moms to Protect through Prevention

Every mom aspires to give her child nothing but the best in life. From the moment she discovers that she is pregnant, she puts all of her efforts into getting the best medical care, nutrition, and eventually, baby supplies that she can afford. This care continues throughout her child’s babyhood, toddler years, and well into pre-school.

And yet, despite aspiring to provide nothing but the best she can afford for her children, there are some things she knows she cannot control. Genetically inherited diseases, such as, diabetes, allergies and heart disease are some of these things, which is a cause of worry and concern for many moms.

In the recent years however, there has been a paradigm shift in the field of medicine. Epigenetics proposes that changes in organisms are caused by gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. To put it simply, is now introducing the possibility that the consequences of inherited traits are not set in stone and do not necessarily determine our fate. We may inherit a disease, but lifestyle factors and diet will determine whether or not it expresses itself.

This is good news for mothers as it means that we are not completely helpless when it comes to the negative traits and harmful diseases that our children inherit from our lineage. Thanks to the constant dedication of health experts, we are empowered to reshape our children’s future by acting early to lessen the risk of having childhood obesity….which has been identified as one of the main causes for the expression of the diseases we mentioned above (heart diseases, diabetes, allergies).

How? By paying very close attention to the kind of milk our children consume.

As a significant source for nutrients, many moms continue to make milk an important part of their child’s nutritional diets. However, considering the numerous options on the market, how can moms know which kind of milk is the best choice for her child? The most important element is the protein—specifically, the optimised protein.

Optimised protein has high quality protein at lower quantities that offers the right kind and amount of amino acids that promotes appropriate weight gain and helps reduce the risk of obesity and other non-communicable lifestyle diseases. In the case of milk, we are looking for more quality and less quantity. Moreover, optimised protein with hydrolysed whey has been proven to help reduce the risk of allergies by 50%

Where to find this advanced protein? In none other than NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR and NANKID OPTIPRO HW FOUR, a trusted formula among moms and experts alike.

Knowledge is power. So if you’d like to know more about the possible health traits and risks you could pass on to your child, answer the NANKID Family Health Screener on

The Family Health Screener is a user-friendly interface that can be accessed through the NANKID website. Parents can simply input information about their health history (blood type, allergies, weight, height, diabetes history, etc.) to learn the possibility that their child may be at risk for food allergies, asthma, diabetes, and obesity, among others. These results can be shared with their doctors to know how to best address their child’s health needs by leveraging on the power of optimized protein.

Help reshape your child’s future health today. Take the Family Health Screener test today to learn more about your child’s possible health risks and discuss with your pediatrician. The sooner you know, the more options you can choose to help build a strong nutritional foundation for life.
To learn more about optimized protein and the NANKID Family Health Screener, visit their website at

Powdered milk drinks suited for healthy children above 3 years of age, Nestle’s NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR and NANKID OPTIPRO HW FOUR are formulated with optimized protein to ensure age-appropriate weight gain. It also has partially hydrolyzed whey for protection against allergies.

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