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Title Supplementation of infant formulas with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
Description Reviews the evidence for the need for PUFas in infants
Creation Date 30 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
There is now considerable evidence to show that long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) are essential for normal maturation of the developing infant and deficiencies can lead to lead to long-term consequences in terms of mental, cognitive and physical development. Formula milk is lacking in both LCPUFAs of the n-3 and n-6 series and has been held responsible for many of these developmental problems. The evidence for this is reviewed here.
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