Effects of maternal intake of n-3 fatty acids on lipid profile and leptin concentration in cord blood

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BATIREL S. , Buyukuslu N., Bekiroglu N. , Garipagaoglu M.

MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.30, no.3, pp.169-176, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/marumj.357250
  • Title of Journal : MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-176


Objectives: Maternal intake of n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) has positive effects on fetal development and pregnancy outcomes. Leptin plays an important role in placental transportion of LC-PUFAs. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of maternal n-3 LC-PUFAs intake on anthropometric parameters of mother and newborn, the levels of fatty acids (FAs) and leptin in cord blood.