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Increased susceptibility to metabolic alterations in young adult females exposed to early malnutrition.

Miñana-Solis Mdel C, Escobar C - Int. J. Biol. Sci. (2006)

Bottom Line: Deleterious effects have mainly been observed when early-malnutrition is followed by a high-carbohydrate or a high-fat diet.Males under ad libitum conditions showed an elevated concentration of hepatic glycogen and low values of insulin.In the fasting-reefed satiated condition, only early-malnourished females showed an alteration in glucose response and glucagon level, compared with their well-nourished controls.

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Affiliation: Departamento de Anatomía, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, DF 04510.

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Early malnutrition during gestation and lactation modifies growth and metabolism permanently. Follow up studies using a nutritional rehabilitation protocol have reported that early malnourished rats exhibit hyperglycemia and/or hyperinsulinemia, suggesting that the effects of early malnutrition are permanent and produce a "programming" effect on metabolism. Deleterious effects have mainly been observed when early-malnutrition is followed by a high-carbohydrate or a high-fat diet. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether following a balanced diet subsequent to malnutrition can deter the expression of metabolic disease and lead rats to exhibit metabolic responses, similar to those of well-nourished controls. Young rats, born from dams malnourished during gestation and lactation with a low protein diet, were provided with a regular balanced chow diet upon weaning. At 90 days of age, the effects of rehabilitation were determined under three different feeding conditions: ad libitum, fasting or fasting-reefed satiated.Early-malnourished rats showed an increased rate of body weight gain. Males under ad libitum conditions showed an elevated concentration of hepatic glycogen and low values of insulin. In the fasting-reefed satiated condition, only early-malnourished females showed an alteration in glucose response and glucagon level, compared with their well-nourished controls. Data indicate that a balanced diet along life after early malnutrition can mask the expression of metabolic disorders and that a metabolic challenges due to a prolonged fasting and reefed state unmask metabolic deficiencies in early-malnourished females.

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Hepatic glycogen concentration per gram of tissue (A) and plasma glucose concentration (B) in control and E-M rats. Difference within metabolic conditions (•) al ≠ F and al ≠ S (p<0.001) and (*) between C and E-M groups (p<0.001). For other details see fig. 2
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Figure 3: Hepatic glycogen concentration per gram of tissue (A) and plasma glucose concentration (B) in control and E-M rats. Difference within metabolic conditions (•) al ≠ F and al ≠ S (p<0.001) and (*) between C and E-M groups (p<0.001). For other details see fig. 2

Mentions: Among all groups, the hepatic glycogen concentration varied according to the metabolic condition. In ad libitum, glycogen concentration was high, while CS, E-MS exhibited low values and CF, E-MF showed minimal values. Besides this, the hepatic glycogen in Cal and E-Mal was higher among males than among females. In CS and E-MS, hepatic glycogen increased, although not significantly, from CF and E-MF (Figure 3A).


Increased susceptibility to metabolic alterations in young adult females exposed to early malnutrition.

Miñana-Solis Mdel C, Escobar C - Int. J. Biol. Sci. (2006)

Hepatic glycogen concentration per gram of tissue (A) and plasma glucose concentration (B) in control and E-M rats. Difference within metabolic conditions (•) al ≠ F and al ≠ S (p<0.001) and (*) between C and E-M groups (p<0.001). For other details see fig. 2
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Figure 3: Hepatic glycogen concentration per gram of tissue (A) and plasma glucose concentration (B) in control and E-M rats. Difference within metabolic conditions (•) al ≠ F and al ≠ S (p<0.001) and (*) between C and E-M groups (p<0.001). For other details see fig. 2
Mentions: Among all groups, the hepatic glycogen concentration varied according to the metabolic condition. In ad libitum, glycogen concentration was high, while CS, E-MS exhibited low values and CF, E-MF showed minimal values. Besides this, the hepatic glycogen in Cal and E-Mal was higher among males than among females. In CS and E-MS, hepatic glycogen increased, although not significantly, from CF and E-MF (Figure 3A).

Bottom Line: Deleterious effects have mainly been observed when early-malnutrition is followed by a high-carbohydrate or a high-fat diet.Males under ad libitum conditions showed an elevated concentration of hepatic glycogen and low values of insulin.In the fasting-reefed satiated condition, only early-malnourished females showed an alteration in glucose response and glucagon level, compared with their well-nourished controls.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departamento de Anatomía, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, DF 04510.

ABSTRACT
Early malnutrition during gestation and lactation modifies growth and metabolism permanently. Follow up studies using a nutritional rehabilitation protocol have reported that early malnourished rats exhibit hyperglycemia and/or hyperinsulinemia, suggesting that the effects of early malnutrition are permanent and produce a "programming" effect on metabolism. Deleterious effects have mainly been observed when early-malnutrition is followed by a high-carbohydrate or a high-fat diet. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether following a balanced diet subsequent to malnutrition can deter the expression of metabolic disease and lead rats to exhibit metabolic responses, similar to those of well-nourished controls. Young rats, born from dams malnourished during gestation and lactation with a low protein diet, were provided with a regular balanced chow diet upon weaning. At 90 days of age, the effects of rehabilitation were determined under three different feeding conditions: ad libitum, fasting or fasting-reefed satiated.Early-malnourished rats showed an increased rate of body weight gain. Males under ad libitum conditions showed an elevated concentration of hepatic glycogen and low values of insulin. In the fasting-reefed satiated condition, only early-malnourished females showed an alteration in glucose response and glucagon level, compared with their well-nourished controls. Data indicate that a balanced diet along life after early malnutrition can mask the expression of metabolic disorders and that a metabolic challenges due to a prolonged fasting and reefed state unmask metabolic deficiencies in early-malnourished females.

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