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Expert Pearls

Substance Abuse - Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids - Five capsules each containing 450 mg of EPA, 100 mg of DHA and 50 mg of other omega-3 LC PUFAs were taken in divided doses with or without meals reduced feelings of anger. [Psychiatry Res, 2008 Jan 15;157(1-3):95-104. 45708 (2/2008)] Summary Interview

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Iron fortification

Iron fortification in infant formulas use with caution. Iron enables toxigenic bacteria to seed in the infant gut. Infants who die of SIDS usually have a history of receiving iron supplements or iron enriched formulas; their livers have 3 times the amount of iron as do infants who die of non-infectious causes. Breast feeding is best. [J Trace Elements Exp Med, 1994;7:47-51. 22201 (1996)] Summary Interview
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