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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
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Changes in gene functions related to inadequate fetal supply of glucose in utero tend to decrease the risk that offspring will become obese in adulthood.

__ True

__ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Changes in gene functions related to the inadequate fetal supply of glucose in utero tend to decrease the risk that offspring will become obese in adulthood” is true or false.

Introduction: Intrauterine nutrient and energy availability can alter fetal gene expressions. In adverse condition, these changes ensure the survival of the fetus. However, later in life these changes can alter the activity of certain metabolic pathways and are associated with increased disease risk.

Explanation

Fetal malnutrition is often associated with changes in gene functions that regulate metabolic pathways. These changes decrease the utilization of energy by the growing fetus often decreasing the utilization of glucose by the muscle. These changes continue even after birth if there is any nutrition deficiency and these metabolic changes can also affect the future health of the offspring...

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