A sucrose-rich diet affects triglyceride metabolism differently in pregnant and nonpregnant rats and has negative effects on fetal growth.


A sucrose-rich diet (SRD) causes hypertriglyceridemia in nonpregnant rats. To determine whether a SRD further enhances gestational hypertriglyceridemia, female rats were divided into the following two groups: 1) rats fed a SRD (63 g sucrose/100 g), and 2) rats that received the same diet except that the sucrose was replaced by an equal amount of cornstarch… (More)


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