Very-low-birth-weight (VLBW; birth weight <1500 g) infants receive enteral and parenteral nutriture that provides greater daily riboflavin (vitamin B2) than does term infant nutriture, and elevated plasma riboflavin develops in these infants after birth. The purpose of this study was to measure plasma and urine riboflavin concentrations in VLBW infants during riboflavin-free nutrition. Our hypothesis was that elevated plasma riboflavin develops in VLBW infants because of high daily intake and immature renal riboflavin elimination.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition|
|State||Published - Aug 2000|
- Preterm infant formula
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health