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Uses and applications of docosahexanoic acid (dha) in pediatric gastroenterology: current evidence and new perspective.

Author(s):

David González Jiménez *, Carlos Bousoño García and Juan Jose Diaz Martín  

Abstract:


In this paper we will review the dietary allowances of these fatty acids in the paediatric population, and also the indications in different pathologies within the field of pediatric gastroenterology. Finally, we will try to explain the reasons that may justify the difficulty in translating the good results in experimental studies to the usual clinical practice. This "good results" may be too little to be detected or there are other causes but misinterpreted as effects of dha.

Keywords:

DHA, Omega 3 fatty acids, Phenylketonuria, Cystic Fibrosis, Hypertriglyceridemia, Vegans.

Affiliation:

Department of Pediatric, Hospital Universitario San Agustín, Avilés, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, University of Oviedo, Oviedo



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