Maternal suppplementation with conjugated linoleic acid reduce anxiety and lipid peroxidation in the offspring brain.

Affiliation

Program of Food Science and Tecnology, Federal University of Paraiba, Cidade Universitária, s/n - Castelo Branco III, João Pessoa, PB 58051-085, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Maternal consumption of fatty acids can alter neuronal membrane function, synaptic connections, and protect the brain from alterations caused by disturbances such as lipid peroxidation and anxiety in the offspring. We aimed to investigate how the maternal consumption of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) interferes in anxiety behavior of the offspring and cerebral lipid peroxidation.

Keywords

Antioxidants,Gestation and lactation,Omega 3,Polyunsaturated fatty acids,