Thermogenesis and the energetics of pregnancy and lactation.

  • P. Trayhurn
  • Published 1989 in Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology

Abstract

Energy balance studies suggest that the overall efficiency of energy utilization does not increase during pregnancy in rodents, other than as a consequence of "hyperphagia". Diet-induced thermogenesis is not stimulated in response to the increased energy intake of the pregnant animal, the extra intake being retained at the maximum efficiency. Biochemical… (More)

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