Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid requirements during pregnancy and lactation.

@article{Makrides2000LongchainPF,
  title={Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid requirements during pregnancy and lactation.},
  author={Maria Makrides and R A Gibson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 1 Suppl},
  pages={
          307S-11S
        }
}
Much interest has been expressed about the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) requirements of both preterm and term infants, whereas relatively little attention has been given to the LCPUFA needs of mothers, who may provide the primary source of LCPUFAs for their fetuses and breast-fed infants. Although maternal requirements for LCPUFAs are difficult to estimate because of large body stores and the capacity to synthesize LCPUFAs from precursors, biochemical and clinical intervention… CONTINUE READING
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