Tell us about the bioactive lipids in MFGM. What role do they play in neurodevelopment?

Renowned professor of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, and endowed chair in pediatric research, Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, explains the structural components of milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), highlighting the importance of MFGM bioactive proteins for immune development, as well as the impact on brain and cognitive development from bioactive lipids. Dr. Ghishan shares study results that demonstrate the impact of MFGM beyond infancy, with effects on neurocognitive and brain structure development.

  • Milk fat globule membrane components
  • Bioactive proteins and lipids within MFGM
  • How MGFM lipids influence cognitive development
  • Effects of MFGM beyond infancy
  • Fayez Ghishan, MD

    Alan and Janice Levin Family Endowed Professor of Pediatrics
    Medical Director
    Clinical and Translational Sciences Research Center
    The University of Arizona Health Sciences
    Tucson, Arizona