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ea0019p198 | Growth and development | SFEBES2009

Maternal protein or energy restriction and offspring HPA axis response to an ITT

Bastone C , Rhodes P , Rhind S , Gardner D

Maternal nutrient restriction has been suggested to influence adult offspring HPA axis function. Here, we have studied maternal global nutrient or specific protein restriction and characterised offspring HPA axis response (of plasma cortisol and metabolite excursions) to an insulin tolerance test at 1 year of age. Thirty-nine pregnant sheep were either fed a control diet (replete in energy and protein; n=12) meeting maintenance energy requirements 1.0 M or were fed a di...