Visual maturation of term infants fed long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid-supplemented or control formula for 12 mo.

@article{Birch2005VisualMO,
  title={Visual maturation of term infants fed long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid-supplemented or control formula for 12 mo.},
  author={Eileen E. Birch and Yolanda S Casta{\~n}eda and Dianna K H Wheaton and David G. Birch and Ricardo D. Uauy and Dennis R. Hoffman},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={871-9}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies found a benefit of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCP) supplementation for visual or mental development, but others found no benefit. Likely contributors to differences among studies are the amount of LCP supplementation, functional outcomes, and sample size. OBJECTIVE We evaluated LCP supplementation in amounts typical for human milk (based on local and worldwide surveys) in a large cohort of infants by using sweep visual evoked potential (VEP) acuity as… CONTINUE READING

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