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Dietary modulation of body composition and insulin sensitivity during catch-up growth in rats: effects of oils rich in n-6 or n-3 PUFA

Yepuri, Gayathri ; Marcelino, Helena ; Shahkhalili, Yasaman ; Aprikian, Olivier ; Macé, Katherine ; Seydoux, Josiane ; Miles, Jennifer L. ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Dulloo, Abdul G.

In: British Journal of Nutrition, 2011, vol. 105, p. 1750-1763

The present study investigates whether excessive fat accumulation and hyperinsulinaemia during catch-up growth on high-fat diets are altered by n-6 and n-3 PUFA derived from oils rich in either linoleic acid (LA), α-linolenic acid (ALA), arachidonic acid (AA) or DHA. It has been shown that, compared with food-restricted rats refed a high-fat (lard) diet low in PUFA, those refed...

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β-Adrenergic control of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 repression in relation to sympathoadrenal regulation of thermogenesis

Mainieri, Davide ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Seydoux, Josiane ; Giacobino, J. P. ; Boss, O. ; Dulloo, Abdul G.

In: International Journal of Obesity, 2007, vol. 31, no. 2, p. 378–381

Mice lacking β-adrenoceptors, which mediate the thermogenic effects of norepinephrine and epinephrine, show diminished thermogenesis and high susceptibility to obesity, whereas mice lacking stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1), which catalyzes the synthesis of monounsaturated fatty acids, show enhanced thermogenesis and high resistance to obesity. In testing whether β-adrenergic...