Are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids essential nutrients in infancy?

@article{Makrides1995AreLP,
  title={Are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids essential nutrients in infancy?},
  author={Maria Makrides and Mark A. Neumann and Karen N. Simmer and Joseph Pater and Robert Gibson},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1995},
  volume={345 8963},
  pages={1463-8}
}
We investigated whether the disparity in neural maturation between breastfed and formula-fed term infants could be corrected by the addition of fish oil, a source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 omega 3), to infant formula. Healthy, term infants were randomised at birth to receive either a supplemented or placebo formula if their mothers had chosen to… CONTINUE READING