Human milk, fatty acids, and the immune response: a new glimpse

Sherman, Michael P.
November 2000
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Nov2000, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p1071
Academic Journal
The author reflects on research regarding the effects of formula feeding or breast-feeding on blood mononuclear cells' proinflammatory activity. He considers findings of the study supportive to the idea that docosahexaenoic acid content in cell membranes is increased by human milk. He points out the significance for researchers to comtemplate conclusions within their study design's limitations though their findings reassure formula-fed and breast-fed infants' immune responses.


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