Journal of Cellular Neuroscience and Oxidative Stress, Vol 1, No 3 (2009)

Analysis of the Antioxidant Activity in Human Milk, day vs. night

Javier Cubero, Cristina L. Sánchez, R. Bravo, Javier Sánchez, Ana B. Rodriguez, M. Rivero, Carmen Barriga


Human milk has many advantages for the development of the breast-fed baby, among vitamins A, C and E,
which are essential as an antioxidant defense. In newborn infants, oxidative stress is important due to the immaturity
of the antioxidant defense mechanisms and the digestive system. It is well known that the components
of breast milk are not constant throughout the 24 hour period. This variation can depend on the mother’s diet
during this period. The aim of the study was to analyze the antioxidant capacity of the human milk throughout
the 24 hour period, and to study the antioxidant changes between day and night period. The levels of Trolox
Equivalent were statistically significant (P

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