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Nutrition and Cognitive Development


Morley, R, Nutrition and Cognitive Development, Nutrition, 14, (10) pp. 752-754. ISSN 0899-9007 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0899-9007(98)00076-8


There has been recent intense interest in the possibility that infants receiving a dietary supply of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), either in breast milk or in a supplemented formula, may perform better on developmental tests than other infants. The only way to resolve this issue is in randomized trials in formula-fed babies, comparing those fed DHA-supplemented versus unsupplemented milks. To date most trials have been small; some also had methodological problems and results have been conflicting. The possible reasons for conflicting results in studies of both term and preterm born infants are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Neonatal and child health
UTAS Author:Morley, R (Dr Ruth Morley)
ID Code:13930
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Menzies Centre
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08

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