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Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in mothers and term babies.
J Perinat Med 2009; 37(5):513-8JP

Abstract

AIM

To establish the levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) in both plasma and erythrocytes of maternal and cord blood as well as in breast milk of mothers delivering babies at term.

METHODS

A total of 148 mothers delivering babies at term were recruited from Bharati Medical Hospital, Pune, India.

RESULTS

Levels of DHA and AA in both plasma and erythrocyte were higher in cord blood compared to levels in maternal blood (P<0.001). Maternal plasma and erythrocyte DHA levels had a positive association with the respective levels in cord blood (P<0.001). However, such an association was not seen for AA levels. Maternal plasma omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids were positively associated with the respective milk fatty acids (P<0.01).

CONCLUSIONS

Our results indicate that milk long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) status reflects the concentrations of maternal LCPUFA in women delivering babies at term. Improving the maternal LCPUFA status throughout pregnancy and lactation may improve the milk LCPUFA status and ultimately benefit the infant.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nutritional Medicine, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19492914

Citation

Kilari, Anitha S., et al. "Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Mothers and Term Babies." Journal of Perinatal Medicine, vol. 37, no. 5, 2009, pp. 513-8.
Kilari AS, Mehendale SS, Dangat KD, et al. Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in mothers and term babies. J Perinat Med. 2009;37(5):513-8.
Kilari, A. S., Mehendale, S. S., Dangat, K. D., Yadav, H. R., Kulakarni, A. V., Dhobale, M. V., ... Joshi, S. R. (2009). Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in mothers and term babies. Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 37(5), pp. 513-8. doi:10.1515/JPM.2009.096.
Kilari AS, et al. Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Mothers and Term Babies. J Perinat Med. 2009;37(5):513-8. PubMed PMID: 19492914.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in mothers and term babies. AU - Kilari,Anitha S, AU - Mehendale,Savita S, AU - Dangat,Kamini D, AU - Yadav,Hemlata R, AU - Kulakarni,Asmita V, AU - Dhobale,Madhavi V, AU - Taralekar,Vaishali S, AU - Joshi,Sadhana R, PY - 2009/6/5/entrez PY - 2009/6/6/pubmed PY - 2010/2/3/medline SP - 513 EP - 8 JF - Journal of perinatal medicine JO - J Perinat Med VL - 37 IS - 5 N2 - AIM: To establish the levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) in both plasma and erythrocytes of maternal and cord blood as well as in breast milk of mothers delivering babies at term. METHODS: A total of 148 mothers delivering babies at term were recruited from Bharati Medical Hospital, Pune, India. RESULTS: Levels of DHA and AA in both plasma and erythrocyte were higher in cord blood compared to levels in maternal blood (P<0.001). Maternal plasma and erythrocyte DHA levels had a positive association with the respective levels in cord blood (P<0.001). However, such an association was not seen for AA levels. Maternal plasma omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids were positively associated with the respective milk fatty acids (P<0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that milk long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) status reflects the concentrations of maternal LCPUFA in women delivering babies at term. Improving the maternal LCPUFA status throughout pregnancy and lactation may improve the milk LCPUFA status and ultimately benefit the infant. SN - 1619-3997 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19492914/Long_chain_polyunsaturated_fatty_acids_in_mothers_and_term_babies_ L2 - https://www.degruyter.com/doi/10.1515/JPM.2009.096 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -