Maternal dietary chromium restriction programs muscle development and function in the rat offspring

  title={Maternal dietary chromium restriction programs muscle development and function in the rat offspring},
  author={Inagadapa J.N. Padmavathi and Kalashikam Rajender Rao and Lagishetty Venu and Ayesha Ismail and Manchala Raghunath},
  journal={Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  pages={349 - 355}
Intrauterine growth retardation programs the fetus to manipulated metabolic changes that lead to adult diseases. Considering that chromium (Cr) supplements influence lean body mass (LBM) in both humans and experimental animals, we have studied the effect of maternal Cr restriction on muscle development and function in the rat offspring. Female weanling Wistar/NIN rats received, for 12 weeks, a control or 65% Cr-restricted diet ad libitum and mated with control males. While control mothers… 

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