Taurine 2 pp 571-577 | Cite as

Taurine Intake of Korean Breast-Fed Infants during Lactation

  • Eul-Sang Kim
  • Kum-Ho Cho
  • Mee-Ah Park
  • Kyu-Han Lee
  • Jean Moon
  • Young-Nam Lee
  • Hee-Kyung Ro
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)


The roles of taurine in human nutrition and physiology have been intensively reviewed1, 11, 13, 21, 24. Recent interest in taurine metabolism and its nutritional requirement for humans has centered around the discovery that retinal degeneration and blindness develops in taurine-deficient cats9, 11, 21, the observed depression in plasma and urine taurine concentrations in infants fed taurine-free formulas5 and in children and adults maintained on long-termparenteral nutrition6, 7, 23, 26.


Free Amino Acid Human Milk Retinal Degeneration Sulfur Amino Acid Taurine Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eul-Sang Kim
    • 1
  • Kum-Ho Cho
    • 1
  • Mee-Ah Park
    • 1
  • Kyu-Han Lee
    • 1
  • Jean Moon
    • 1
  • Young-Nam Lee
    • 2
  • Hee-Kyung Ro
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and NutritionDankook UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Food and Nutrition, International College of Hotel AdministrationKyunghee UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Food Science and NutritionChosun UniversityKwangjuKorea

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