Dietary deprivation induces fetal loss and abortion in rabbits.

Abstract

We assessed the effects of a pared diet (20, 60 or 150 g/day for days 6-20 after coitus) on the course of pregnancy in rabbits. Dams receiving 20 g/day manifested a marked weight loss, 5 of 6 animals aborted and in the remaining dam, the litter size, fetal and placental weight were significantly lower than in the controls. In the 60 g/day group, the… (More)

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