Maternal Exposure To Folic Acid Antagonists

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2008) — Exposure to folic acid antagonists during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of placenta-mediated adverse outcomes such as preeclampsia, placental abruption, fetal growth restriction or fetal death reports a retrospective cohort study.Folic acid antagonists include a broad range of drugs used to treat epilepsy, mood disorders, hypertension […]

Maternal Obesity Can Program Fetal Brain To Induce Adult-onset Obesity

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 4, 2008) — Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that fetuses of obese mother rats were programmed in utero to develop obesity in adulthood. Moreover, they have shown for the first time that the metabolic programming occurs in the fetal hypothalamus, the area of the brain responsible for maintaining […]