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5:52 PM | November 20, 2012
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In honor of the U.S. national day of gustatory indulgence, I thought I’d write about girth and fat. EpiExperts Twitter friend Graham Burdge and colleagues at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom just published an interesting paper exploring how the fat content of a mother rat’s diet affects the polyunsaturated fats in her offspring’s cells and plasma, as well as how that diet may accomplish that feat — apparently it involves promoter methylation of the […]

Hoile, S., Irvine, N., Kelsall, C., Sibbons, C., Feunteun, A., Collister, A., Torrens, C., Calder, P., Hanson, M., Lillycrop, K. & Burdge, G. (2012). Maternal fat intake in rats alters 20:4n-6 and 22:6n-3 status and the epigenetic regulation of Fads2 in offspring liver, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, DOI:

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