The Effects of Dietary Nucleotides on Intestinal Blood Flow in Preterm Infants

@article{Carver2002TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Dietary Nucleotides on Intestinal Blood Flow in Preterm Infants},
  author={Jane D. Carver and Monisha D. Saste and Roberto Sosa and Judy Zaritt and Matthew J Kuchan and Lewis A. Barness},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={425-429}
}
Nucleotides (NT) are reported to affect development of the immune and gastrointestinal systems, and they are currently added to most term infant formulas. In the present study, dietary NT effects on superior mesenteric artery blood flow were investigated. Formula-fed preterm infants were studied once with a 20 kcal/oz. term infant formula containing 80.6 mg/L of NT (NT+), and once with the same formula with no added NT (NT−) (n = 20, gestational age 28.0 ± 2.2 wk). A reference group of preterm… CONTINUE READING

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