Altered maternal thyroid function: fetal and neonatal heart cholesterol and phospholipids.

The influence of maternal thyroid function on the fetal and neonatal myocardial cholesterol and phospholipid content was studied in rats. Fetuses born to hyperthyroid mothers had decreased total cholesterol and increased esterified cholesterol while offsprings born to hypothyroid mothers had increased total, free and esterified cholesterol during late… CONTINUE READING