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Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in Neonatal Nutrition

  title={Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in Neonatal Nutrition},
  author={David K. Rassin},
There has been an evolution in the appreciation of the functional roles that amino acids play in neonatal nutrition over the last 30 years. Up to the early 1960s primary interest was in the identification of those amino acids that had to be supplied in the diet in order to maintain growth and positive nitrogen balance (Table 1). Most of the experiments that were performed to identify these amino acids were conducted in animals or human adults; thus they often failed to take into account the… 

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