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dc.contributor.authorCampoy Folgoso, Cristina 
dc.contributor.authorEscolano Margarit, María Victoria
dc.contributor.authorGomes Anjos, Tania
dc.contributor.authorSzajewska, Hania
dc.contributor.authorUauy Dagach, Ricardo
dc.identifier.citationCampoy, C., Escolano-Margarit, M. V., Anjos, T., Szajewska, H., & Uauy, R. (2012). Omega 3 fatty acids on child growth, visual acuity and neurodevelopment. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(S2), S85-S106. [doi:10.1017/S0007114512001493]es_ES
dc.descriptionThe publication of the supplement was supported by PULEVA Food, S.L. No conflicts of interest are declared. All coauthors contributed to the initial protocol of the review. CC, VE and TA were responsible for the literature searched, study selection, methodological quality assessment, and data extraction. HS and RU supervised the methodological quality assessment and all authors contributed to the data interpretation and writing of the final report. CC (coordinator), VE, TA and HS are researchers in the EU Project funded by FP7 European Commission - DG Research. Directorate E - Life Sciences: Theme 2 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology. Grant agreement no : FP7-212652-NUTRIMENTHE.es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this review is to evaluate the effects of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) supplementation in pregnant and lactating women and infants during postnatal life, on the visual acuity, psychomotor development, mental performance and growth of infants and children. Eighteen publications (11 sets of randomized control clinical trial [RCTs]) assessed the effects of the n-3 LCPUFA supplementation during pregnancy on neurodevelopment and growth, in the same subjects at different time points; 4 publications (2 data sets from RCTs) addressed physiological responses to n-3 LCPUFA supplementation during pregnancy & lactation and 5 publications (3 data sets from RCTs) exclusively during lactation. Some of these studies showed beneficial effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation during pregnancy and/or lactation especially on visual acuity outcomes and some on long-term neurodevelopment; a few, showed positive effects on growth. There were also 15 RCTs involving term infants who received infant formula supplemented with DHA, which met our selection criteria. Many of these studies claimed a beneficial effect of such supplementation on visual, neural, or developmental outcomes and no effects on growth. Although new well designed and conducted studies are being published, evidence from RCTs does not demonstrate still a clear and consistent benefit of n-3 LCPUFA supplementation during pregnancy and/or lactation on term infants growth, neurodevelopment and visual acuity. These results should be interpreted with caution due to methodological limitations of the included studieses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPULEVA Food, S.L.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission Joint Research Centrees_ES
dc.publisherCambridge University Presses_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.subjectOmega-3 Fatty Acidses_ES
dc.subjectPregnancy es_ES
dc.subjectInfant formulaes_ES
dc.subjectTerm infantses_ES
dc.subjectVisual acuityes_ES
dc.subjectGrowth es_ES
dc.titleOmega 3 fatty acids on child growth, visual acuity and neurodevelopmentes_ES

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