22 de Março, 2011
Fat intake during childhood: metabolic responses and effects on growth
Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Nov;72(5 Suppl):1354S-1360S.
Lipids are considered the most important energy source in the infant diet and are necessary for normal growth and physical activity. Human milk, in which most of the energy is present as fat, provides a relatively high cholesterol intake. Formula provides a much lower cholesterol intake. Infants fed human milk have higher total and LDL-cholesterol concentrations in plasma than do formula-fed infants (P: