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Long-term health consequences of LCPUFA supplementation of preterm girls
  1. James P Hoffman
  1. Correspondence to Dr James P Hoffman, Martek Biosciences, 6480 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045, USA; jhoffman{at}

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Caregivers of preterm infants and children are not well served by the report of Kennedy et al,1 ‘Girls who were born preterm and received LCPUFA supplemented formula showed increased weight, adiposity and BP at 10 years, with potential consequences for later health.’ Long-chain polyunsaturated …

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  • Competing interests Employee of producer of LCPUFA supplements used in infant formula.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.