43) Omega-3 fatty acids transport through the placenta

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Low circulating fetal DHA levels are associated with compromised fetal insulin sensitivity, and may be involved in ‘‘programming’’ the susceptibility to type 2 diabetes in the offspring of gestational diabetic women.
These findings suggest a potential opportunity of early life nutritional interventions (e.g. DHA supplementation) to halt adverse metabolic programming to decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes in future generations.

DHA is an important constituent of the phospholipids of all cell membranes, where they play roles assuring the correct environment for membrane protein function, maintaining membrane fluidity, regulating cell signaling, gene expression and cellular function, and serving as substrates for the synthesis of lipid mediators. Read more about lucky 88 pokies.