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Maternal Nutrition and the Foetus

Much of the nutrition research and policy last century was devoted to protein nutrition which is relevant to body growth. However, the structural material of the brain is 60% lipid. Human milk has the least protein of any large mammal but is rich in the essential fat needed for brain growth. The importance of the specific fatty acids and associated nutrients required by the brain have been ignored by the food production system and government policy to our cost.

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Visiting Prof. Michael A Crawford FRSB, FRCPath
(Imperial College, London)


The Crypt Room, St John's Church Church Row Hampstead NW3 6UU

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