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Lipid and trace element composition of human milk.
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PMID:  567928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The recent work on lipids and trace elements in human milk has been reviewed. Lipids in human milk are specially important for the development of the central nervous system of the infant, in addition to being a source of nutrients. Recent studies revealed that the concentration of total lipids was low in milk samples from Indian women belonging to the low socio-economic group: linoleic acid constituted a high percent of the fatty acids. The bile-stimulated lipase activity of milk was higher in Ethiopian than in Swedish milk samples. Vitamin D sulphate, the water soluble conjugate of vitamin D, was present in higher concentrations than that reported for vitamin D in lipid fraction; however, the antirachitic activity of vitamin D sulphate is yet to be studies. Copper, zinc, and magnesium concentrations were high in sampled obtained during the first month of lactation. Copper and zinc levels continued to fall gradually till the end of one year lactation. The mean concentrations of zinc and copper in mature milk samples from Indian mothers were similar to those in American samples, though both the samples showed wide variation. A high proportion of zinc in milk was bound to proteins.
B Belavady
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0001-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-11-18     Completed Date:  1978-11-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0000211     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  566-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Copper / analysis
Developing Countries
Fatty Acids / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Iron / analysis
Linoleic Acids / analysis
Lipase / analysis
Lipids* / analysis
Magnesium / analysis
Milk, Human / analysis*
Time Factors
Trace Elements* / analysis
United States
Vitamin D / analysis
Zinc / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Linoleic Acids; 0/Lipids; 0/Trace Elements; 1406-16-2/Vitamin D; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc; EC

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