The past 20 years have shown that dietary FA molecules are able to mediate and condition biologic functions in an increasing number of biochemical contexts. Different diet interventions can induce measurable alterations at the ultrastructural level of lipid moieties and circulating FAs. This has many consequences for prevention, for therapy, and, in particular, for the management of chronic degenerative disease. From the earliest stages of life, an adequate availability of the n-6 and n-3 series LCP seems essential to ensure the adequate structural and functional development of the various tissues, especially the central nervous system tissues. Recognition of the numerous steps involved in intermediate FA metabolism should induce us to further our understanding of the manifold possibilities open for intervention on FA profile and balance and stress the need for an interdisciplinary approach.

Fatty acids in pediatric nutrition / M. Giovannini, E. Riva, C. Agostoni. - In: THE PEDIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA. - ISSN 0031-3955. - 42:4(1995 Aug), pp. 861-877.

Fatty acids in pediatric nutrition

M. Giovannini
Primo
;
E. Riva
Secondo
;
C. Agostoni
Ultimo
1995-08

Abstract

The past 20 years have shown that dietary FA molecules are able to mediate and condition biologic functions in an increasing number of biochemical contexts. Different diet interventions can induce measurable alterations at the ultrastructural level of lipid moieties and circulating FAs. This has many consequences for prevention, for therapy, and, in particular, for the management of chronic degenerative disease. From the earliest stages of life, an adequate availability of the n-6 and n-3 series LCP seems essential to ensure the adequate structural and functional development of the various tissues, especially the central nervous system tissues. Recognition of the numerous steps involved in intermediate FA metabolism should induce us to further our understanding of the manifold possibilities open for intervention on FA profile and balance and stress the need for an interdisciplinary approach.
Humans; Fatty Acids; Infant, Newborn; Child; Infant, Premature; Child, Preschool; Health Promotion; Infant; Nutritional Requirements; Growth; Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Milk, Human; Preventive Medicine; Parenteral Nutrition; Infant Food; Dietary Fats
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