Eur J Nutr (2018) 57:417–421 DOI 10.1007/s00394-017-1414-2 SHORT COMMUNICATION Association between lutein intake and lutein concentrations in human milk samples from lactating mothers in South Korea 1 2 2 1 Hyesook Kim · Hyunju Yi · Ji A. Jung · Namsoo Chang Received: 6 December 2016 / Accepted: 19 February 2017 / Published online: 1 March 2017 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract Keywords Lutein · dietary intake · human milk · Purpose This study aimed to determine the lutein con- lactating mothers tent of breast milk and its association with maternal lutein intake among lactating mothers in South Korea. Methods Milk samples were obtained from 98 healthy Introduction lactating women (mean age; 32.5 ± 3.5 years). Dietary intake data were collected by a food record method for Lutein is a carotenoid that is highly concentrated as a mac- three consecutive days. Maternal lutein intake was esti- ular pigment in the retina, preventing retinal damage from mated by using the lutein database. Lutein concentrations oxidative stress, as well as harm caused by high-energy in human milk were analyzed using a high-performance blue light . Infants are known to be more susceptible to liquid chromatography–ultraviolet detection method. blue light damage than adults . Thus, rapid accumulation Results The mean values of the
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Published: Mar 1, 2017
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