The beneficial effect of fiber supplementation in high- or low-fat diets on fetal development and antioxidant defense capacity in the rat.

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BACKGROUND There is mounting evidence that an imbalance in oxidant/antioxidant activities plays a pivotal role in fetal development. AIM OF THE STUDY To determine the effects of maternal intake of fat and fiber on fetal intrauterine development and antioxidant defense systems of rats. METHODS Virgin female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to 4… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-011-0185-4

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