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Determination of essential fatty acids and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in complimentary infant foods in the UK

Determination of essential fatty acids and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in complimentary infant foods in the UK

Loughrill, Emma and Zand, Nazanin (2014) Determination of essential fatty acids and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in complimentary infant foods in the UK. In: Proceedings of 2014: 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing & Technology. OMICS Group, Las Vegas, USA, p. 103. ISSN 2157-7110 (doi:10.4172/2157-7110.S1.005)

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The study reported herein was conducted to establish the concentration of two essential fatty acids; linoleic acid (LA) 18:2 n-6 and α-linolenic acid (ALA) 18:3 n-3; and three long chain poly unsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA); eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 20:5 n-3, decosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 22:6 n-3 and arachidonic acid (AA) 20:4 n-6 in fish based commercial infant foods in the UK. Quantitative analyses were conducted on four different products using charged aerosol detection HPLC. The total daily intake of fatty acids from the consumption of such products was estimated based on the standard menu by Zand et al. The LA:ALA ratio was found to be higher than the recommended ratio. Furthermore the concentrations of DHA and AA were found to be lower than recommended adequate intakes, which may have negative effects vision and brain development of infants.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of 2014: 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing & Technology
Additional Information: [1] Presented at Young Research Forum (Day 2) of 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing & Technology, held 21-23 July 2014, Hampton Inn Tropicana, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract published by Journal of Food Processing & Technology, which is an open access journal.
Uncontrolled Keywords: essential fatty acids, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, complimentary infant foods, UK
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:29
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12585

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