Polyunsaturated fatty acids in maternal plasma and in breast milk.

  title={Polyunsaturated fatty acids in maternal plasma and in breast milk.},
  author={Franca Marangoni and Carlo Agostoni and Anna Maria Lammardo and Milena Bonvissuto and Marcello Giovannini and Claudio Galli and Elisabetta Riva},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  volume={66 5-6},
In order to explain processes underlying the transfer of fatty acids from the maternal compartment into human milk, the lipid content and the fatty acid composition of maternal plasma and milk have been analyzed in breastfeeding mothers at 1 day and 3 months of lactation. The rise in milk lipids occurring during the study period was concomitant with a fall in plasma total fat content, mainly due to the decrease of triglycerides. Significant correlations between plasma and milk fatty acids at… 

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