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Impact of LCPUFA supplementation on body composition of girls born preterm
  1. Alexandre Lapillonne1,2
  1. 1Université Paris-Descartes, APHP, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France
  2. 2CNRC Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Professor Alexandre Lapillonne, Neonatal Department, Institut de Puériculture, 26 Boulevard Brune, 75014 Paris, France; alexandre.lapillonne{at}

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I have read with great interest the article of Kennedy et al1 on the impact of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) on growth and blood pressure of preterm infants. The authors state that 'girls born preterm and randomised to LCPUFA-supplemented formula showed increased adiposity at 9–11 years.' Although this statement may be true, it cannot be substantiated by their study.

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