The role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant cognitive development.

@article{Willatts2000TheRO,
  title={The role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant cognitive development.},
  author={Peter Willatts and J Stewart Forsyth},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  year={2000},
  volume={63 1-2},
  pages={95-100}
}
Dietary long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) in infancy are necessary for normal brain growth and development, and may play an important role in the development of infant cognition. Several randomized, controlled studies have evaluated the effects of feeding both term and preterm infants formula containing LCPUFA or no LCPUFA on a variety of measures of cognitive behaviour. Studies of the relation of LCPUFA to performance on tests of psychomotor development have produced inconsistent… CONTINUE READING

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