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Biochemical and functional approaches to study of fatty acid requirements for very premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8199429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plasma and RBC omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids reflect the composition of these fatty acids in the diet, and their analyses seem unlikely to add little more to studies on infant fatty acid requirements than evidence that the milk or formula diet was adhered to. Tests of visual function, cognitive, and motor skill development, however, are sufficiently sensitive to demonstrate significant differences between groups of infants fed diets that differ only in fatty acid composition. These functional tests offer the potential for future research with modified formulas or expressed milk to determine not only fatty acid requirements but also to further fundamental understanding of the role of specific omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in CNS development and function.
S M Innis; B A Lupton; C M Nelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0899-9007     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutrition     Publication Date:    1994 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-01     Completed Date:  1994-07-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802712     Medline TA:  Nutrition     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System / growth & development,  metabolism
Child Development
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Evoked Potentials, Visual
Fatty Acids / administration & dosage*,  metabolism
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Nutritional Requirements
Retina / physiology
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Fatty Acids

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