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Low-protein diet during pregnancy increases prostate cancer risk in offspring, rat study shows


The offspring of females fed a low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation are significantly more likely to develop prostate cancer as they age.This is the main finding of a study performed with rats at São Paulo State University's Bioscience Institute (IBB-UNESP) in Botucatu, Brazil. The results of the study, which was supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), have been published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A."Our previous research showed that intrauterine exposure to a low-protein diet impairs prostate development.

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