Lipolysis of Triglycerides of Human Milk During Storage at Low Temperatures: A Note of Caution.
Bitman, Joel *; Wood, Larry D. *; Mehta, Nitin R. +; Hamosh, Paul +; Hamosh, Margit +
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition.
2(3):521-524, August 1983.
Summary: Human milk samples were divided at collection and stored at -70[degrees]C or -20[degrees]C, or extracted immediately with organic solvent, to compare lipid class composition. Storage at -20[degrees]C was not satisfactory for maintaining milk lipid composition, for it resulted in hydrolysis of triglycerides and the appearance of free fatty acids.
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