Fishing for brain power?

King, C.; Fewtrell, M.
January 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2008, Vol. 93 Issue 1, pF4
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the developmental outcome of infants whose mothers participated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of fish oil supplementation from 20 weeks of pregnancy to delivery. The author stated that the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) arachidonic acid and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) are common in the central nervous system. However, LCPUFA supplementation of infant formula has not been proved to have beneficial effects on cognitive outcome. Moreover, the supplementation regimen used led to locate higher n-3 LCPUFA in cord plasma phospholipids and breast milk.


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