Consequences of maternal undernutrition during gestation on growth and development of newborn rats


Grant Data
Project Title
Consequences of maternal undernutrition during gestation on growth and development of newborn rats
Principal Investigator
Dr Sheng, Hwai Ping   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
1992-07-01
Completion Date
1995-06-30
Amount
20000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Lee Wing Tat Fund
Funding Year
1992/1993
Status
Completed
Objectives
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.