EARLY LIFE NUTRITION NETWORK

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Role of Nutrition in Brain and Visual Development
The LC-PUFAs docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) occur in high levels in the brain and play a key role in the growth and function of the CNS. However, LC-PUFA synthesis in both the foetus and young infant is insufficient to meet the needs of the rapidly developing brain, and a supply of preformed LC-PUFAs is necessary. A large number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs)....
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