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Nutrition And Nutritional Disorders

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The important fatty acid present in breast milk which is important for growth is - (AIPG 2011)



A Docosahexaenoeic acid
B Palmitic acid

C Linoleic acid
D Linolenic acid

Ans. A

Docosahexaenoeis acid

a. Up to 5-l0o/o of fatty acids in human milk are polyunsaturated.of linolenic acid.

b. Linoleic ucid -+ gives rise to Arachdonic acid

c. Linolenic ucid -+ gives rise to Docosahexaenoeic acid

d. Docosahexaenoeic acid is foirnd in fru man milk and brain /rlr'ds and is require d for lhe development ofour nemous

system and visual abilities during the first six months of life.

e. Lack of sufficient Docosahexaenoeic acid may be associated with impaired mental and visual functioning as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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