Effect of caloric restriction during pregnancy on maternal and fetal body composition in the obese Sprague-Dawley rat.

@article{Reynolds1984EffectOC,
  title={Effect of caloric restriction during pregnancy on maternal and fetal body composition in the obese Sprague-Dawley rat.},
  author={Leslie K. Reynolds and H. P. Ho and L. Janette Taper},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1984},
  volume={114 12},
  pages={
          2247-55
        }
}
The effects of 15, 30 or 50% caloric restriction during pregnancy on maternal and fetal compartments was determined in obese Sprague-Dawley rats. Pregnant and nonpregnant animals were assigned on a weight basis to one of the dietary treatments. All nutrients, except calories, were fed at levels to meet dietary requirements. Animals were killed on day 20 of treatment and fetuses were taken by Caesarian section. Pregnant animals achieved positive weight gain during 20 days of gestation at all… CONTINUE READING