Mechanisms underlying the programming of small artery dysfunction: review of the model using low protein diet in pregnancy in the rat.

@article{Brawley2003MechanismsUT,
  title={Mechanisms underlying the programming of small artery dysfunction: review of the model using low protein diet in pregnancy in the rat.},
  author={Lee Brawley and Lucilla Poston and Mark A. Hanson},
  journal={Archives of physiology and biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={23-35}
}
Human and animal studies have shown that unbalanced maternal nutrition is associated with the development of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in adulthood. In the Southampton maternal low protein model (SMLP), protein deprivation (50%) throughout pregnancy in rats leads to elevated blood pressure in adult offspring. Impaired peripheral arterial function may contribute to the cardiovascular dysfunction observed in these offspring. This review discusses the impact of such a dietary insult on… CONTINUE READING