publication . Article . Other literature type . 2000

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid requirements during pregnancy and lactation

Makrides, M.; Robert Gibson;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2000
Abstract
Much interest has been expressed about the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) requirements of both preterm and term infants, whereas relatively little attention has been given to the LCPUFA needs of mothers, who may provide the primary source of LCPUFAs for their fetuses and breast-fed infants. Although maternal requirements for LCPUFAs are difficult to estimate because of large body stores and the capacity to synthesize LCPUFAs from precursors, biochemical and clinical intervention studies have provided some clues. From a biochemical viewpoint, there appears to be no detectable reduction in plasma n-3 LCPUFA concentrations during pregnancy, whereas ...
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free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Eicosapentaenoic acid, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Lactation, medicine.anatomical_structure, Pregnancy, medicine.disease, Polyunsaturated fatty acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Gestation, Preeclampsia, Internal medicine, Docosahexaenoic acid, Birth weight, business.industry, business
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