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Fat absorption in preterm infants fed a taurine-enriched formula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3569347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An adapted cow's milk infant formula without or with extra taurine (350 mumol/l) was fed to four and five infants, respectively. The infants, born after 28-32 weeks gestation, and initially fed with a starting formula for preterms, were switched to one of the two above-mentioned formulae at approximately the 16th day of life. Each infant was studied during 4 consecutive weeks. The faecal excretion of fat, energy and total bile acids was determined from 3-day stool collections each week. The addition of taurine to the infant formula neither improved the uptake of fat and energy nor changed the faecal bile acid excretion. Growth velocity was similar in both groups of infants. Based on these results there is no rationale for adding taurine to adapted cow's milk infant formula to obtain a better fat absorption.
Authors:
C M Bijleveld; R J Vonk; A Okken; J Fernandes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  146     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-12     Completed Date:  1987-06-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dietary Fats / metabolism*
Food, Fortified*
Humans
Infant Food*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / metabolism*
Intestinal Absorption*
Taurine / administration & dosage*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 107-35-7/Taurine

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