Maternal and Cord Blood Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Are Predictive of Bone Mass at Birth in Healthy Term-Born Infants

@article{Weiler2005MaternalAC,
  title={Maternal and Cord Blood Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Are Predictive of Bone Mass at Birth in Healthy Term-Born Infants},
  author={Hope Weiler and Shirley C Fitzpatrick-Wong and Jeannine M Schellenberg and Ursula R McCloy and Rebecca R Veitch and Heather R Kovacs and June R Kohut and Chui Kin Yuen},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={58},
  pages={1254-1258}
}
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC PUFA) are associated with bone mass in animals and human adults, yet no data exist for human infants. Thus, the objective of this study was to establish that LC PUFA status is associated with bone mass in healthy infants. Thirty mother-infant pairs were studied for LC PUFA status by measuring maternal and cord blood red blood cells (RBC) for arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and DHA. Infant anthropometry and lumbar spine 1–4, femur… CONTINUE READING
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