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Choline and DHA in Maternal and Infant Nutrition: Synergistic Implications in Brain and Eye Health

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Nutrients 2019, 11(5), 1125; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11051125
Received: 29 March 2019 / Revised: 6 May 2019 / Accepted: 17 May 2019 / Published: 21 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Role of Pregnancy Nutrition in Maternal and Offspring Health)
The aim of this review is to highlight current insights into the roles of choline and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in maternal and infant nutrition, with special emphasis on dietary recommendations, gaps in dietary intake, and synergistic implications of both nutrients in infant brain and eye development. Adequate choline and DHA intakes are not being met by the vast majority of US adults, and even more so by women of child-bearing age. Choline and DHA play a significant role in infant brain and eye development, with inadequate intakes leading to visual and neurocognitive deficits. Emerging findings illustrate synergistic interactions between choline and DHA, indicating that insufficient intakes of one or both could have lifelong deleterious impacts on both maternal and infant health. View Full-Text
Keywords: choline; pregnancy; infant nutrition; brain health; docosahexaenoic acid; DHA; eye function choline; pregnancy; infant nutrition; brain health; docosahexaenoic acid; DHA; eye function
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Mun, J.G.; Legette, L.L.; Ikonte, C.J.; Mitmesser, S.H. Choline and DHA in Maternal and Infant Nutrition: Synergistic Implications in Brain and Eye Health. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1125.

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