Effects of Diet Substituted in Protein Components on the Fertility and on Postnatal Growth and Behaviour of Rats
A long term treatment, carried out on the rat using diet with 50–60% of the protein content substituted with proteins obtained from algae (Spirulina), causes a reduced fertility.
However it does not cause any modification of the course of pregnancy or of the postnatal development of the litters, apart from an increased benzopyrene hydroxylase activity in the hepatic microsomes of the newborn. The activity returns to normal shortly after weaning.
Key wordsDiet Spirulina Alga Fertility Microsomes
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