Functional role of the Spot 14 gene in dietary regulation of milk fat synthesis

Project: Research project

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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The incidence of obesity and metabolic syndrome X are increasing towards epidemic proportions in the US and developed world. Breastfeeding provides modest protection towards development of childhood and adult obesity presumably through a perinatal metabolic programming mechanism. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life, but is not currently achieved because of a number of factors including mother
Effective start/end date3/1/122/28/15