Title: Fat in parenteral nutrition
- Małgorzata Łyszkowska
- Contemporary Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Child Feeding
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- parenteral nutrition, intravenous lipid emulsions
In the modern sense, the parenteral nutrition was introduced atthe beginning of our century. Fat is a valuable, physiological energy source. It is a of great weight in the normal composition of the structural body lipids, it is source of essential fatty acids that are of great physiological importance. The first well-tolerated intra-venous emulsion was and still is the lipid emulsion based on soybean oil, which contains LCT. Then the emulsion LCT/MCT was introduced into parenteral nutrition. The lastyears have broughtthe production of emulsions based on olive oil and enriched with fish oil.