Scientific Review: The Role of Nutrients in Immune Function of Infants and Young Children Emerging Evidence for Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids


Caplan, Michael , Calder, Philip and Prescott, Susan (eds.) (2007) Scientific Review: The Role of Nutrients in Immune Function of Infants and Young Children Emerging Evidence for Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Glenview, US, Mead Johnson & Company, 40pp.

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Growing evidence suggests that long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) have critical roles in the growth and development of infants and children and may have beneficial long-term effects on health throughout life. Studies have shown that two LCPUFA in particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3) and arachidonic acid (ARA; 20:4n-6), have important roles in infant cognitive development, visual acuity, and growth. These two LCPUFA are naturally present in human milk and are permitted as supplemental ingredients in infant formulas available in many countries. The purpose of this monograph is to review published studies evaluating the roles of dietary LCPUFA in supporting immune system development and function.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 152657
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 08:50
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:11
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/152657

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