Maternal diet during pregnancy and carotid intima-media thickness in children

Catharine R. Gale, Benyu Jiang, Sian M Robinson, Keith M Godfrey, Catherine M Law, Christopher N Martyn

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Autopsy studies show that intimal lipid accumulations in arteries are often present at birth, suggesting that the prenatal environment plays a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In animal models, a restricted or unbalanced maternal diet during gestation can influence susceptibility to atherosclerosis, but the relation in humans between maternal diet during pregnancy and atherogenesis is unknown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-82
Number of pages6
JournalArteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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