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Combined maternal and postnatal high-fat diet leads to metabolic syndrome and is effectively reversed by resveratrol: a multiple-organ study.


ABSTRACT: This study aimed to study the impact of a combination of maternal and post-weaning high-fat diets and whether resveratrol was beneficial. Sprague-Dawley dams were fed either chow or a high-fat diet, before mating, during pregnancy, and into lactation. At weaning, their offspring were randomly fed chow or a high-fat diet. Four experimental groups were generated: CC (maternal/postnatal chow diet), HC (maternal high-fat/postnatal chow diet), CH (maternal chow/postnatal high-fat diet), and HH (maternal/postnatal high-fat diet). A fifth group consisted of HH plus resveratrol. The 4 month-old offspring of HH group had higher body weight, higher levels of plasma triglycerides, leptin, angiotensin I and angiotensin II and abnormal intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test results, which fulfilled the features of metabolic syndrome. The dysregulation of the renin-angiotensin system was seen in multiple organs. Sirtuin 1 expression/abundance was reduced by a maternal/postnatal high-fat diet, in all the organs examined. Resveratrol ameliorated most of the features of metabolic syndrome and molecular alterations. The administration of a high-fat diet in both periods showed interactive metabolic effects in the plasma and many organs. Our results suggest that a maternal high-fat diet sensitizes offspring to the adverse effects of subsequent high-fat intake on multiple organs.

SUBMITTER: Sheen JM 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5884801 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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