Fats for brains
The supply of longer-chain polyunsaturated (LCP) fatty acids, metabolismand functional effects on the feeding of premature infants were discussed. Feeding studies show that premature infants have a limited capacity to synthesize omega-6 and omega-3 LCP from parent essential fatty acids supplied by diet. Human-milk feeding supplies n-6 and n-3 LCP in amounts that cover the infant's needs therefore, LCP inclusion in premature infant diets was recommended.
Publication Name: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Eating raw meat and brains increases CJD risk
Researchers at the European Union Collaborative Study Group of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease present several risk factors for the disease. Aside from hereditary factors, disease occurrence is also associated with eating of raw meat and exposure to fertilizer and other products made from horn and hooves. However, there are no association between the consumption of various meat products or occupational exposure to cattle and the disease.
Publication Name: World Disease Weekly Plus
Monounsaturated fats are thought to reduce risks of some cancers and heart attacks. Olive oil is an ideal source of monounsaturated fat. An overview of dietary fats is given.
Publication Name: Mayo Clinic Health Letter
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