Influence of gestational overfeeding on cardiac morphometry and hypertrophic protein markers in fetal sheep.


Intrauterine overnutrition is associated with development of cardiovascular disease in adulthood although the underlying mechanism has not been precisely elucidated. This study evaluated the effects of maternal overnutrition on fetal cardiac morphometry and hypertrophy-related mRNA/protein expression. Multiparous ewes were fed either 150% of National… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2009.11.006