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Acta Paediatr. 2006 Dec;95(12):1540-7.

Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance in extremely premature newborns, and implications for nutritional management.

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Department of Pharmacy, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia. melinday@chw.edu.au

Abstract

Glucose intolerance and postnatal growth retardation are commonly seen in low-gestation newborns. In contrast to the nutrient compositions of parenteral and enteral nutrition, fetuses at equivalent gestational ages receive much more amino acids (protein) but less glucose and lipids through placental transfer.

CONCLUSION:

A nutrition regime that simulates placental nutrient delivery would potentially minimize glucose intolerance and facilitate early attainment of normal growth velocity with normal body composition after preterm birth.

PMID:
17129959
DOI:
10.1080/08035250600658077
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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