Leptin levels in rat offspring are modified by the ratio of linoleic to alpha-linolenic acid in the maternal diet.

@article{Korotkova2002LeptinLI,
  title={Leptin levels in rat offspring are modified by the ratio of linoleic to alpha-linolenic acid in the maternal diet.},
  author={Marina N. Korotkova and Britt Gabrielsson and Malin L{\"o}nn and L Hanson and Brigitta Strandvik},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={1743-9}
}
The supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) is important for optimal fetal and postnatal development. We have previously shown that leptin levels in suckling rats are reduced by maternal PUFA deficiency. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of maternal dietary intake of (n-3) and (n-6) PUFA on the leptin content in rat milk and serum leptin levels in suckling pups. For the last 10 days of gestation and throughout lactation, the rats were fed an isocaloric diet containing 7… CONTINUE READING
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