Brain connections and eating patterns during pregnancy
Women undergo remarkable changes during pregnancy, including alterations in taste perception and nutrient preference that result in frequent food cravings. Scientists of the EU-funded NEUROPREG project plan to investigate if these pregnancy-related changes are due to modifications in neuronal connections of the brain regions implicated in taste and ingestion. Using cutting-edge methodologies, they will decipher neuronal circuits and gene expression profiles during gestation and evaluate their effects on offspring metabolic health. The project's significance extends beyond pregnancy and may lead to the design of new preventive strategies to control disturbed eating patterns and obesity.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
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