METHOD OF ENHANCING BIOAVAILABILITY OF DHA AND OTHER LIPID-SOLUBLE NUTRIENTS

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14774302

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A method of enhancing the bioavailability of a lipid-soluble nutrient, such as DHA, arachidonic acid, tocopherol, and carotenoids, in a newborn or preterm infant is disclosed. In this method, the lipid-soluble nutrient is administered in a nutritional product (such as an infant formula) to a preterm or newborn infant. The nutritional product comprises (a) an effective amount of the lipid-soluble nutrient; and (b) a fatty component comprising a combination of: (i) at least 6 g/l predigested fat, wherein the predigested fat includes at least one of: monoglycerides, free fatty acids, or a combination of monoglycerides and free fatty acids, and (ii) at least 1.44 g/l phospholipid. A method of enhancing cognition in newborn or preterm infants utilizing the nutritional product is also disclosed.

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES100 ABBOTT PARK ROAD PATENT & TRADEMARK DEPT D377 AP6A-1 ABBOTT PARK IL 60064

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Buddington, Randal Memphis, US 2 0
Lai, Chron-Si Blacklick, US 38 234
Lasekan, John Worthington, US 2 6

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