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Maternal supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids to micronutrient-imbalanced diet improves lactation in rat.
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PMID:  21489576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The present study aims to examine the effect of maternal supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids to a micronutrient (folic acid and vitamin B(12))-imbalanced diet on gastric milk volume and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid composition. Pregnant female rats were divided into 6 groups at 2 levels of folic acid in both the presence and absence of vitamin B(12). Both vitamin B(12)-deficient groups were supplemented with omega 3 fatty acid. Gastric milk volume and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids were analyzed. Our results for the first time indicate that imbalance in maternal micronutrients reduces gastric milk volume and milk docosahexaenoic acid levels (P < .01 for both) as compared with control. Supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids to this diet imbalanced in micronutrients increases (P < .01) milk docosahexaenoic acid level as compared with control. Imbalance in maternal micronutrients during pregnancy can alter milk fatty acid composition, which may ultimately affect infant growth and development.
Kamini D Dangat; Anvita A Kale; Sadhana R Joshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Metabolism: clinical and experimental     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8600     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375267     Medline TA:  Metabolism     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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