Impact of a cholesterol enriched diet on maternal and fetal plasma lipids and fetal deposition in pregnant rabbits.

Abstract

Pregnancy is associated with a hypercholesterolemic and a hyperlipidemic state. The totality of the essential fatty acids and 50% of the lipids needed by the fetus are transferred by the placenta from the maternal circulation. The hypothesis of this study is that an augmentation of the maternal plasmatic cholesterol is modifying the fetal lipids… (More)

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