Consequences of maternal undernutrition during gestation on growth and development of newborn rats
Dr Sheng, Hwai Ping (Principal investigator)
Lee Wing Tat Fund
To study the effects of 1) maternal undernutrition throughout gestation and lactation on rat pups; 2) maternal undernutrition throughtout gestation followed by adequate nutrition during lactation on rat pups; 3) maternal undernutrition during early gestation followed by adequate nutrition during second half of gestation and lactation on rat pups. Parameters to be analyzed include growth rates, skeletal muscle, liver, and adipose tissue chemical composition and fat cell metabolism in the rat pups.