Perinatal maternal undernutrition programs the offspring hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.

@article{Lesage2006PerinatalMU,
  title={Perinatal maternal undernutrition programs the offspring hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.},
  author={Jean Claude Lesage and Naima Sebaai and Marion L{\'e}onhardt and Isabelle Dutriez-Casteloot and Christophe Breton and Sylvie Deloof and Didier Vieau},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={183-98}
}
There is now compelling evidence, coming both from animal and human studies that an early exposure to undernutrition is frequently associated with low birth weight and programs HPA axis alterations throughout the lifespan. Although animal models have reported conflicting findings arising from differences in experimental paradigms and species, they have… CONTINUE READING