Jacobs Journal of Anatomy and Physiology

The Effect of Proteins in Maternal Diet on Fetal and Early Post-Natal Development of Food Intake Regulation in Hypothalamus (A Short Conversation)

Published on: 2018-02-22

Abstract

Altered fetal development of food intake regulatory system in hypothalamus can contribute to the etiology of obesity in later life. Both protein content and protein source in maternal diet during gestation and lactation affect hypothalamic development of food intake regulatory system in fetus and neonate.

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