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Insulin is a potent modulator of central nervous development and is suggested to influence the differentiation and maturation of hypothalamic structures involved in the regulation of body weight and metabolism. Hyperinsulinemic offspring of mothers with impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy (gestational diabetes, GD) have an increased risk to develop(More)
In former studies, a temporary, intrahypothalamically localized hyperinsulinism during brain development was shown to result in overweight and metabolic disturbances during later life in rats. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis whether intrahypothalamic insulin treatment during early postnatal life may lead to hypothalamic morphological alterations, i.e.,(More)
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