Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in human milk and brain growth during early infancy.

@article{Xiang2000LongchainPF,
  title={Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in human milk and brain growth during early infancy.},
  author={Maoliang Xiang and G{\"o}sta Alfv{\'e}n and Margareta Blennow and Maria Trygg and Rolf Zetterstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2000},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential for growth and development, and their crucial role in the development of the central nervous system and in retinal function has been the subject of many studies. As the balance between n-6 and n-3 fatty acids has to be optimal, their concentrations in the milk given to infants who are exclusively breastfed is of major importance. In this study, the composition of fatty acids in mothers' milk and the growth rate of the infant brain were… CONTINUE READING

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