What is it about?
In fetal life, insulin, insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1, IGF 2 and IGF-binding protein (IGFBP) 3 are essential growth factors. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of dietary intervention on insulin-like growth factors in the cord blood of neonates. We measured IGF 1, IGF 2 and IGFBP 3 concentrations in cord blood from 52 neonates. In the experimental group, cord serum levels of IGF 1, IGF 2 were observed to be higher than that of control group. Dietary advice had positive effects on the cord serum IGF 1 and IGF 2 concentrations. Dietary advice during pregnancy proved to be effective in fetal development.
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Why is it important?
Dietary advice during pregnancy proved to be effective in fetal development.
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This page is a summary of: Effects of dietary advice on insulin-like growth factors among healthy newborns, Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, December 2017, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00404-017-4645-9.
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