Maternal protein malnutrition induced-hypertension: new evidence about the autonomic and respiratory dysfunctions and epigenetic mechanisms.
Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2017 Nov 22. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Federal University of Pernambuco, UFPE, Vitória, de Santo Antão - PE, 55608-680, Brazil.
Maternal protein malnutrition during the critical stages of development (pregnancy, lactation and first infancy) can lead to adult hypertension. Studies have shown that renal and cardiovascular dysfunctions can be associated to the development of hypertension in humans and rats exposed to maternal protein malnutrition. The etiology of hypertension, however, includes a complex network involved in central and peripheral blood pressure control. Read More