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Effect of taurine supplementation on growth and development in preterm or low birth weight infants

Verner, Alison; Craig, John S; McGuire, William

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Background: Taurine is themost abundant free amino acid in breast milk. Evidence exists that taurine has important roles in intestinal fat absorption, hepatic function, and auditory and visual development in preterm or low birth weight infants. Observational data suggest that relative taurine deficiency during the neonatal period is associated with adverse long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants. Current standard practice is to supplement formula milk and parenteral nutrition...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58484
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006072.pub2

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