Parental diet, pregnancy outcomes and offspring health: metabolic determinants in developing oocytes and embryos.

@article{Sinclair2013ParentalDP,
  title={Parental diet, pregnancy outcomes and offspring health: metabolic determinants in developing oocytes and embryos.},
  author={Kevin D. Sinclair and Adam J. Watkins},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          99-114
        }
}
The periconceptional period, embracing the terminal stages of oocyte growth and post-fertilisation development up to implantation, is sensitive to parental nutrition. Deficiencies or excesses in a range of macro- and micronutrients during this period can lead to impairments in fertility, fetal development and long-term offspring health. Obesity and genotype-related differences in regional adiposity are associated with impaired liver function and insulin resistance, and contribute to fatty acid… 

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