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Long-chain PUFAs in infant formula may boost cognitive abilities -- study.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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LCPUFA-ADDED INFANT FORMULA MAY IMPROVE COGNITIVE ABILITIES by developing and stimulating infants' problem-solving aptitude, according to a study in the Aug. 29 Lancet. The randomized trial of 44 infants, conducted by P. Willatts, PhD, et al., University of Dundee, U.K., found infant formula supplemented with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to be beneficial for term infants and that the effects "seem to persist beyond the period of supplementation."

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