Navigation Links
High folate gestational and post-weaning diets in Wistar rat offspring
Date:7/12/2013

During pregnancy, women are normally advised to take high amounts of multivitamin supplements. In particular, folate is recommended to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in newborns. The problem is that, although vitamins are critical in fetal development, high vitamin doses during pregnancy may cause undesired effects on the offspring later in life (in rats, an obesogenic phenotype is typically observed). A study in the July issue of the journal Epigenetics suggests that feeding the pups a similar high-folate diet can prevent the obesogenic phenotype of mature offspring from rats fed a high-folate diet during pregnancy. The authors explain that the increase in folate content in the pup diet has epigenetic effects (molecular changes in genes without any changes in the DNA sequence) on the hypothalamic mechanisms that regulate food intake. The study, performed in rats and authored by researchers at the Faculty of Medicine from the University of Toronto, has relevance in humans as the effect of increasing amounts of vitamins, especially folate, consumed during pregnancy may have undiscovered later-life effect in the progeny. For the full report, see http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/epigenetics/article/24948/.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Thompson
andrew@landesbioscience.com
Landes Bioscience
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Supplement use predicts folate status in Canadian women
2. Folate and vitamin B12 reduce disabling schizophrenia symptoms in some patients
3. The effect of catch-up growth by various diets and resveratrol intervention on bone status
4. New study compares diets for weight management in obese children
5. Researchers find potential dark side to diets high in beta-carotene
6. Pasta made from green banana flour a tasty alternative for gluten-free diets
7. Sugar-sweetened drinks are not replacing milk in kids diets
8. Diets high in salt could deplete calcium in the body: UAlberta research
9. Feces fossils yield new insights into ancient diets and thrifty genes
10. Childrens healthy diets lead to healthier IQ
11. Study finds maize in diets of people in coastal Peru dates to 5,000 years ago
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2017)... , March 28, 2017 The ... Hardware (Camera, Monitors, Servers, Storage Devices), Software (Video Analytics, ... Region - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... 2016 and is projected to reach USD 75.64 Billion ... and 2022. The base year considered for the study ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Biometric Vehicle Access System ... over the next decade to reach approximately $1,580 million by 2025. ... forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... VILNIUS, Lithuania , March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... identification and object recognition technologies, today announced the ... development kit (SDK), which provides improved facial recognition ... safety cameras on a single computer. The new ... algorithms to improve accuracy, and it utilizes a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/26/2017)... Beach, SC (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 ... ... the mind, has teamed up with NASA to showcase the future of deep ... Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft and includes a guest appearance ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... drive high-level conversations among healthcare industry stakeholders, the discussion surrounding the topic will ... place May 15-18, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Workgroup for ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , April 25, 2017 ... has licensed its novel immune-modulating technology to an undisclosed ... and allergy. Tregitopes, pronounced T·rej·itopes, are ... immunoglobulin by EpiVax CEO Annie De Groot ... intravenous immunoglobulin G, an autoimmune disease therapy, Tregitopes ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... NEW YORK , April 24, 2017  Dante Labs ... interpretation at only EUR 850 (ca. $900). While American individuals ... marks the first time Europeans can access WGS below EUR ... which are crucial to leveraging genetic information to make informed ... more. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: