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Systematic review of fatty acid composition of plasma phospholipids of venous cord blood in full-term infants.
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PMID:  12111050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this review was to systematically evaluate the variability of the fatty acid composition of venous cord blood phospholipids in different populations. In an attempt to review published evidence systematically, we found 19 data sets describing fatty acid composition of venous cord blood phospholipids in 11 European and 2 American countries. The amount of saturated-, monounsaturated- and parent essential polyunsaturated fatty acids exhibited relatively moderate variability among the data sets reviewed. Values of arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid showed two-fold variability among the data sets. The highest values of docosahexaenoic acid were observed in countries with apparently higher consumption of dietary fat from sea fish. Considering the differences in blood sampling, laboratory methods and data presentation, we conclude that fatty acid composition of venous cord blood phospholipids in healthy, full-term infants shows relatively modest variability; hence, it is suitable for the estimation of in utero fatty acid supply.
Hajnalka Minda; Elvira Larque; Berthold Koletzko; Tamás Decsi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nutrition     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1436-6207     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Nutr     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-11     Completed Date:  2002-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888704     Medline TA:  Eur J Nutr     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Pécs, József A. 7, 7623 Pécs, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Arachidonic Acid / analysis
Docosahexaenoic Acids / analysis
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated / analysis
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated / analysis
Fetal Blood / chemistry*
Infant, Newborn
Phospholipids / blood*,  chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated; 0/Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; 0/Phospholipids; 25167-62-8/Docosahexaenoic Acids; 506-32-1/Arachidonic Acid

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