High-DHA eggs: Feasibility as a means to enhance circulating DHA in mother and infant

  title={High-DHA eggs: Feasibility as a means to enhance circulating DHA in mother and infant},
  author={Cornelius M Smuts and Emily Borod and Jeanette Peeples and Susan E. Carlson},
Dietary DHA enhances infant attention and visual development. Because the DHA content of red blood cells and plasma lipids varies approximately threefold in pregnancy, maternal DHA status may influence subsequent infant function. It would be feasible to study the effects of higher maternal DHA intake on infant development if dietary intake of DHA could be increased by a reliable means. This study was designed to determine whether women provided with one dozen high-DHA hen eggs (135 mg DHA/egg… CONTINUE READING
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