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Longchain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in infants born at term

Simmer K, Patole SK, Rao SC
Published Online: 
7 December 2011

It has been suggested that low levels of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) found in formula milk may contribute to lower IQ levels and vision skills in term infants. Some milk formulas with added LCPUFA are commercially available. This review found that feeding term infants with milk formula enriched with LCPUFA had no proven benefit regarding vision, cognition or physical growth.

This record should be cited as: 
Simmer K, Patole SK, Rao SC. Longchain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in infants born at term. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD000376. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000376.pub3
Assessed as up to date: 
10 July 2011