Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: controlled comparisons with a US sample.

@article{Martin2012FattyAC,
  title={Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: controlled comparisons with a US sample.},
  author={Melanie A Martin and William Day Lassek and Steven J. C. Gaulin and Rhobert W. Evans and Jessica G Woo and Sheela R. Geraghty and Barbara S. Davidson and A Leslie Morrow and Hillard S. Kaplan and Michael Gurven},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={404-18}
}
Breast milk fatty acid (FA) composition varies greatly among individual women, including in percentages of the long-chain polyunsaturated FAs (LCPUFA) 20:4n-6 (arachidonic acid, AA) and 22:6n-3 (docosahexaenoic acid, DHA), which are important for infant neurological development. It has been suggested that owing to wide variation in milk LCPUFA and low DHA in Western diets, standards of milk FA composition should be derived from populations consuming traditional diets. We collected breast milk… CONTINUE READING

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