Liver composition and histology in growing infant miniature pigs given different total parenteral nutrition fuel mixes.

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Although young infants are at greater risk for total parenteral nutrition (TPN)-related liver disease than adults, previous studies on the effect of the TPN energy source on the development of hepatic steatosis have been carried out in adult rats and adult humans. We studied the effect of a glucose and a glucose/fat TPN energy regimen on hepatic chemical… (More)

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