Choline and polyunsaturated fatty acids in preterm infants' maternal milk.

@article{Maas2017CholineAP,
  title={Choline and polyunsaturated fatty acids in preterm infants' maternal milk.},
  author={Christoph Maas and Axel Franz and Anna Shunova and Michaela Mathes and Christine Bleeker and Christian F. Poets and Erwin D. Schleicher and Wolfgang Bernhard},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  year={2017},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={1733-1742}
}
BACKGROUND Choline, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and arachidonic acid (ARA) are essential to fetal development, particularly of the brain. These components are actively enriched in the fetus. Deprivation from placental supply may therefore result in impaired accretion in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE To determine choline, choline metabolites, DHA, and ARA in human breast milk (BM) of preterm infants compared to BM of term born infants. DESIGN We collected expressed BM samples from 34 mothers (N… CONTINUE READING
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