[PHNUTR-L] Re: Infant Formulas Containing DHA and ARA
ajenkins at indianhealth.com
Fri Feb 21 17:17:37 PST 2003
Wonderful overview! If youwork with infants this is a good resource to have.
Andrea Jenkins, MS, RD, CLC
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From: Christina Stark
To: Public Health Nutrition Discussion and Information Group
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:50 PM
Subject: Infant Formulas Containing DHA and ARA
For those interested in reading more about Infant Formulas Containing DHA and ARA, this topic is the current feature on Cornell's Ask the Nutrition Expert site. Dr. J. Thomas Brenna, Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell, has written a concise overview on this topic and responded to questions. You can read his overview, review the questions he's already answered, or ask him a question yourself.
You can access this site from Cornell NutritionWorks at www.nutritionworks.cornell.edu.
Click on the Course Catalog (on the left) to find a link to our newest offering. You'll see there is no charge to access this particular topic. If you wish to access our other offerings and receive additional benefits, we invite you to become a member by registering on-line.
You can also go to Dr. Brenna's overview directly at http://www.cce.cornell.edu/food/expfiles/topics/brenna/brennaoverview.html
Christina Stark, MS, RD
Division of Nutritional Sciences
At 01:09 PM 02/18/03 -0500, you wrote:
There was a recent discussion regarding DHA/ARA fortified formulas on this listserv, and I thought it might be helpful for those unfamiliar with oxidative stress to direct you to this Powerpoint presentation on Oxidative Stress in Premature Infants. Nearly all preemie formulas now contain DHA/ARA, and while there appears to be some benefit in cognitive development and visual acuity with the addition of these long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, there is little research published that addresses the potential for additional oxidative stress in this fragile population. If anyone is familiar with research in this area, I would appreciate hearing from them.
This presentation does not address the issue of adding fatty acids to formulas, but is a good overview of stresses already faced by premature infants.
Shirley H. Sword, MS, RD, LDN
Chief, Planning & Review
Pennsylvania Department of Health - Division of WIC
PO Box 90
Room 604 Health & Welfare Building
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0090
email: ssword at state.pa.us
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