Maternal smoking habits are associated with differences in infants' long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in whole blood: a case-control study.

@article{Agostoni2008MaternalSH,
  title={Maternal smoking habits are associated with differences in infants' long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in whole blood: a case-control study.},
  author={Carlo Agostoni and Enrica Riva and Marcello Giovannini and Francesca Pinto and Claudio Colombo and Patrizia Ris{\'e} and C. Galli and Franca Marangoni},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={414-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of maternal smoking on the status of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) in infants' whole-blood lipids. DESIGN A case-control matched study planned on the basis of preliminary observations. SETTING Maternity ward. PATIENTS A total of 159 healthy, term, breastfed infants with weight appropriate for gestational age, subdivided (53 per group) into those born to non-smokers (reference), smokers (> or = 5 cigarettes per day) who either stopped within… CONTINUE READING

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