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A foetal energy balance equation based on maternal exercise and diet.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17895222     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Empirical data indicate that the maternal diet composition has a direct impact on foetal fat mass and resulting birth weights. Weight-bearing maternal exercise influences the placental volume, which has also been correlated to birth weight. A foetal energy balance equation, based on the first law of thermodynamics, that incorporates maternal diet and exercise is developed. Model parameters and validity are evaluated using published data.
Diana M Thomas; James F Clapp; Susan Shernce
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1742-5689     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Soc Interface     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-15     Completed Date:  2008-04-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101217269     Medline TA:  J R Soc Interface     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Metabolism / physiology*
Exercise / physiology*
Fetus / physiology*
Models, Biological*
Placenta / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Reproducibility of Results

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