Alejandra Fortino

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Rats fed a sucrose-rich diet ([SRD] 63% wt/wt) up to 270 days develop stable hypertriglyceridemia, impaired glucose tolerance, and insulin insensitivity. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether the hypoglycemic agent troglitazone introduced as a pharmacologic intervention could improve and/or reverse the whole-body insulin insensitivity and(More)
The interaction between fetal programming and the post-natal environment suggests that the post-natal diet could amplify or attenuate programmed outcomes. We investigated whether dietary n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) at weaning resulted in an amelioration of dyslipidemia, adiposity and liver steatosis that was induced by a(More)
The aim of the present study was to clarify the mechanisms by which a sucrose-rich diet (SRD) produces an increase in the pancreatic beta-cell mass in the rat. Normal Wistar rats were fed for 30 weeks either an SRD (SRD rats; 63% wt/wt), or the same diet but with starch instead of sucrose in the same proportion (CD rats). We studied body weight, serum(More)
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