Key points linking medium chain fatty acids, ketones and normal infant brain development.
|Ketones supply > 30% of late brain and about 50%||(Adam et al., 1975)|
|of neonatal brain energy needs||(Bougneres et al., 1986)|
|Medium chain fatty acids are present at 10–15% of maternal||(Sarda et al., 1987)|
|milk fatty acids and 8–10% of neonatal body fat|
|Ketones supply 90% of the carbon to make||(Cunnane et al., 2003)|
|brain cholesterol, saturated fats|
|Octanoic acid is rapidly taken up and metabolized by the brain||(Kuge et al., 1995),|
|(Ebert et al., 2003)|
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