Maternal high-fat diet alters expression of pathways of growth, blood supply and arachidonic acid in rat placenta

The high fat content in Western diets probably affects placental function during pregnancy with potential consequences for the offspring in the short and long term. The aim of the present study was to compare genome-wide placental gene expression between rat dams fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and those fed a control diet for 3 weeks before conception and during… CONTINUE READING