Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and immunity in infants.

An infant is usually born with a deficient immune system, and the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) in breast milk plays an important role in the development and maturation of infant's immune system. This article reviews the role of LC-PUFA in breast milk in the development of immunity and prevention of atopic manifestations in infants. The… CONTINUE READING