Essential fatty acid status during early human development.

  title={Essential fatty acid status during early human development.},
  author={Adriana C van Houwelingen and Jurgen Puls and Gerard Hornstra},
  journal={Early human development},
  volume={31 2},
Preliminary studies indicated that the EFA status of normal neonates is marginal, if not insufficient. Since a better knowledge of the physiology of maternal-fetal essential fatty acid transfer is relevant for nutritional recommendations during pregnancy, we investigated the course of the fetal EFA status during fetal development by analysing the absolute (micrograms/g dry fetal tissue) and relative (% of total fatty acids) fatty acid composition of phospholipids in human fetal tissue, (n = 40… CONTINUE READING


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