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Minerva Ginecologica 2002 June;54(3):239-44

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Motherhood, metabolic changes and evolution

Pecorari D.


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The most important metabolic changes in pregnancy are facilitated anabolism when food is available and accelerated catabolism during fasting. In combination with the acquisition of haemochorial placenta, bipedalism and obligatory praematurity at birth these evolutionary choices have been the prerequisite conditions for the rapid growth of the fetal brain and its further postnatal development.

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