Early exposure of dams to a westernized diet has long-term consequences on food intake and physiometabolic homeostasis of the rat offspring.

@article{Cavalcante2014EarlyEO,
  title={Early exposure of dams to a westernized diet has long-term consequences on food intake and physiometabolic homeostasis of the rat offspring.},
  author={Taisy Cinthia Ferro Cavalcante and Amanda Alves Marcelino da Silva and Maria Cl{\'a}udia Alheiros Lira and Larissa Cavalcanti do Amaral Almeida and Ana Patr{\'i}cia Jaques Marques and Elizabeth do Nascimento},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 8},
  pages={
          989-93
        }
}
This study evaluated the long-term effects of a westernized diet during pregnancy and lactation. Female Wistar rats (n = 12) were divided into two groups according to their food intake, namely, control (C) or westernized (W) diet, throughout pregnancy/lactation. On the 21st day, the male pups were weaned on a standard diet as follows: Control diet (CC) (n = 8) and westernized diet in perinatal life followed by control diet post weaning (WC) (n = 8). The levels of fasting (12 h) serum glucose… CONTINUE READING
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