Omega-3 fatty acids and micronutrients for infant growth, development and immune function.

Countries
Keywords
food technology
food safety
health (human)
nutrition
Institutions
Jimma University (Ethiopia)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Medicine and Health Sciences

Objective:

This proof-of-concept study investigates the effect of omega-3 fatty acids, with and without multiple micronutrients, on infant growth, development and immune function. Infants aged 6 to 12 months will be assigned to one out of three intervention groups: 1) non-fortified food; 2) omega-3 fortified food; 3) omega-3 + micronutrient fortified food.