Development of low-birthweight infants at 19 months of age correlates with early intake and status of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.

@article{Woltil1999DevelopmentOL,
  title={Development of low-birthweight infants at 19 months of age correlates with early intake and status of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.},
  author={Henk A Woltil and Christien M Van Beusekom and M Okken-Beukens and A. H. Schaafsma and Frits A. J. Muskiet and Albert Okken},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  year={1999},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={235-41}
}
We investigated the influence of early nutrition with and without long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCP) on later development of < or = 2500 g newborns receiving preterm formula without LCP (n=75), preterm formula with 18:3omega6 and LCPomega3 (at two doses; n=26) or their mother's own milk (n=27). All diets were given from birth to day 42. Erythrocytes (RBC) fatty-acid compositions were determined on day 42. Bayley's mental development (MDI) and psychomotor development (PDI) indices were… CONTINUE READING