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An Investigation on the Fatty Acid Content of Breast Milk from Mothers Residing in Low Socioeconomic Areas of Egypt
Universal Journal of Public Health
The study was carried on a small sample size of lactating Egyptian mothers from Urban Giza, who gave birth either to full-term or preterm babies. Mature milk was collected manually and was subjected to fatty acid analysis by gas chromatographic technique and the results were expressed as % concentration of total FAs. The results showed the wide mean ratio (30:1) of the essential FA linoleic (16.27 %) to alphalinolenic (α-ALA) (0.5 %) acid concentrations, which exceeds the respective worldwidedoi:10.13189/ujph.2020.080302 fatcat:d7xxxxpebnee3pyeik2x3habkm