Essential fatty acid deficiency induced by total parenteral nutrition and by medium-chain triglyceride feeding.

Abstract

In hospitalized infants receiving either prolonged total parenteral nutrition without fat or a formula of medium-chain triglyceride, the fatty acid composition of platelet, red blood cell, and plasma lipids was determined. The results showed that the changes in the fatty acid composition occurred not only in plasma but also in platelets and red blood cells… (More)

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