Cerebral Cortex Docosahexaenoic Acid Is Lower in Formula‐Fed Than in Breast‐Fed Infants

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    Abstract

    Docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n‐3) is abundant in the brain and retina and may be important for optimal nervous system development. Although current infant formulas available in the United States do not contain this fatty acid, it is found in human milk. In a recent study, the concentration of 22:6n‐3 in cerebral cortex phospholipids was lower in full‐term formula‐fed infants than in infants who were breast‐fed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)238-241
    Number of pages4
    JournalNutrition Reviews
    Volume51
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1993

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine (miscellaneous)
    • Nutrition and Dietetics

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