Nutrient availability, the microbiome, and intestinal transport during pregnancy.

  title={Nutrient availability, the microbiome, and intestinal transport during pregnancy.},
  author={Stuart Astbury and Alison Mostyn and Michael E Symonds and Rhonda C Bell},
  journal={Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme},
  volume={40 11},
Adequate adaptation of the gastrointestinal tract is important during pregnancy to ensure that the increased metabolic demands by the developing fetus are met. These include changes in surface area mediated by villus hypertrophy and enhanced functional capacity of individual nutrient receptors, including those transporting glucose, fructose, leucine, and calcium. These processes are regulated either by the enhanced nutrient demand or are facilitated by changes in the secretion of pregnancy… CONTINUE READING
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