Polyunsaturated fatty acid content of mother's milk is associated with childhood body composition

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The consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids has changed, and the prevalence of adiposity has increased over the past 30 y. A decrease of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in breast milk has been suggested to be a contributing factor. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) content and n-6/n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid ratio in breast milk, body composition, and timing of adiposity rebound in children.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Research
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)631-636
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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