Relationship between long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids at birth and motor function at 7 years of age

  title={Relationship between long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids at birth and motor function at 7 years of age},
  author={Esther C Bakker and Gerard Hornstra and Carlos E. Blanco and Johan S. H. Vles},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
Background/Objectives:Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) rapidly accumulate in the central nervous system (CNS) during the perinatal CNS growth spurt. This particularly concerns arachidonic acid (AA: 20:4n−6) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA: 22:6n−3), which are thought to play important roles in CNS development and function. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between motor function at 7 years of age and the levels of AA and DHA in umbilical venous plasma… CONTINUE READING

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