Docosahexaenoic acid and the development and function of the infant retina

William C. Heird, Thomas Prager, Robert E. Anderson

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The development of the visual system of human infants is dependent in part on the availability of docosahexaenoic acid. The effect is most apparent in preterm infants, suggesting that an exogenous source of docosahexaenoic acid may be needed during the time of rapid development of the retina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in lipidology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cell Biology


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