Longterm Effects of Pre- and Postnatal Exposure to Low and High Dietary Protein Levels

Evidence From Epidemiological Studies And Controlled Animal Experiments
  • Cornelia C. Metges
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 569)


The purpose of this short review is to summarize the available evidence from observational studies and rodent models for an association between maternal protein intake, birth weight, pre- and post-weaning body mass gain and adult body fatness in the offspring.

Key words

observational studies birth weight body weight obesity maternal low protein model maternal high protein model rats 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia C. Metges
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  1. 1.Research Institute for the Biology of Farm AnimalsDummerstorfGermany

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