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The Impact of Diet-induced Ketosis During Pregnancy on the Offspring

  • R. Steldinger
  • B. Weber
  • J. Kneer
  • H. Hättig

Abstract

During pregnancy there is an increased maternal tendency towards ketogenesis. The ke-togenic effect can become even stronger when, in addition to this pregnancy-related influence on energy metabolism, maternal diabetes—Type I, Type II or Gestational Diabetes—is present. Similar metabolic effects are also to be expected with a ketogenic weight reduction diet during pregnancy. The ketosis of the mother also influences fetal metabolism, since maternal ketone bodies reach the fetus transplacentally. Two groups of investigators (Churchill etal., 1969; Naeye and Chez, 1981) have described the association between long-term elevated in-trauterine ketone body exposition and retarded intellectual development of such children.

Keywords

Ketone Body Fetal Brain Maternal Blood Ketogenic Diet Diabetic Mother 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Steldinger
    • 1
  • B. Weber
    • 2
  • J. Kneer
    • 2
  • H. Hättig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyFreie Universität BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Paediatrics, Klinikum CharlottenburgFreie Universität BerlinGermany

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