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Developing Brain Behaviour : The Role of Lipids in Infant Formula - John Dobbing

Developing Brain Behaviour

The Role of Lipids in Infant Formula

By: John Dobbing (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th August 1997
ISBN: 9780122188701
Number Of Pages: 537

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Certain long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) are thought to be essential components of the nutrition of infants, including those prematurely born, in the sense that they cannot be synthesises by the immature organism and must therefore be supplied in the diet. Breast milk contains these substances, but many manufactured infant formulae do not.
An absence of dietary LCPUFAs has been thought to affect the development of the brain and retina, possibly leading to abnormalties in cognitive and visual function. Considerable multidisciplinary research has been carried out to investigate this proposition. Diets free from LCPUFAs have been compared with supplemented formulae, or with breast milk.
The conclusions from this research were critically examined by a group of leading paediatricians, nutritionists, experts in visual science and developmental behavioural scientists at a 'Dobbing Workshop' held in the United States in late February, 1997. Each of the Chapters was precirculated to the whole group, commented on before the Workshop, and then exhaustively discussed. The Chapters and Commentaries which are published here have therefore undergone a more extensive peer-review process than is usually the case.

Clinical Studies
Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Infant Feeding and Cognitive Development
Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation of Preterm Infants
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Nutrition in Infants Born at Term
Statistically Significant Vs. Biologically Significant Effects of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Growth
Methodology: Clinical Studies
Methodological Considerations in Longitudinal Studies of Infant Risk
Grating Acuity Cards: Validity and Reliability in Studies of Human Visual Development
Behavioural Science Considerations
Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and the Measurement and Prediction of Intelligence
Individual Differences in Infant Cognition: Methods, Measures, And Models
Early Nutrition and Behaviour: A Conceptual Framework for Critical Analysis of Research
The Effects of Early Diet on Synaptic Function and Behaviour: Pitfalls and Potentials
General Commentary on Behavioural Science Implications and Methodology
Appendices
Nutrition and Development: Observations and Implications
Design, Measurement, And Statistical Approaches
General Commentary
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780122188701
ISBN-10: 0122188705
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 537
Published: 13th August 1997
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.02