Electrochemical monitoring of the breast milk quality
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AuthorsLugonja, N. M.
Stanković, Dalibor M.
Spasić, Snežana D.
Vrvic, M. M.
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The electrochemical techniques were used to determine the total antioxidant capacity of breast milks and the results were compared with a commonly used spectrophotometric (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, DPPH) method. Breast milk from mothers of preterm infants was monitored in three lactation phases and after storage of expressed milk by monitoring changes in the total antioxidant capacity over a two year period. Statistical analysis showed there was no significant difference between the ability of the three methods to detect changes in breast milk after storage. Either of the electrochemical techniques studied could be successfully used to replace the time-consuming spectrophotometric method and can be applied to clinical trials.
Keywords:Cyclic voltammetry / Differential pulse voltammetry / Breast milk / Total antioxidant capacity
Source:Food Chemistry, 2018, 240, 567-572
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