Regarding the therapeutic effects of sunflower-seed oil on infants, has any research been done as to the health benefits of the oil in any other age group?

Yael Levy
New York, N.Y.

Research to date has focused on newborns, says researcher Gary L. Darmstadt of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. However, a few studies have suggested that oil massage enhances wound healing in older children. Oil massage of children of all ages is practiced extensively in south Asia, he adds .—C. Brownlee

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