Essential fatty acid depletion in children with inflammatory bowel disease.

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OBJECTIVE Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) suffer from malabsorption and malnutrition and therefore may be at risk of developing polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) deficiency. The aim of this study was to investigate PUFA status in children with IBD and the possible relationship to disease activity and nutritional status. MATERIAL AND METHODS… (More)

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