Achieving adequate DHA in maternal and infant diets.

  title={Achieving adequate DHA in maternal and infant diets.},
  author={Mary E. Van Elswyk and Connye N Kuratko},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={403-4; author reply 404}
o the Editor: Thank you for the Commentary by akrides in the October 2008 issue of he Journal (1). This commentary ighlights the important role of the ong-chain n-3 fatty acid, docosaexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6 n-3), in aternal and infant diets. This imortant commentary also calls attenion to the limited ability to produce HA de novo from the short-chain n-3 recursor -linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3 -3) (2,3) and the challenge associted with achieving adequate DHA in he diet particularly during pregancy… CONTINUE READING


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