Kirsti Myklestad

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OBJECTIVE To study the association of prepregnancy blood pressure, lipids, and glucose with length of pregnancy, and to assess whether the association between preterm delivery and later maternal cardiovascular disease may be due to common risk factors. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study linking information of 3506 women in the HUNT Study with 4990 singleton(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To study changes in genital anatomy and occurrence of human papillomavirus and Gardnerella vaginalis in girls resulting from growth and development. DESIGN At age 11-12 years, an invitation was sent to 180 girls to attend a follow-up examination. All girls had previously participated in a study exploring anogenital anatomy and microbiology(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine the association of maternal and paternal height with pregnancy length, and with the risk of pre- and post-term birth. In addition we aimed to study whether cardiovascular risk factors could explain possible associations. METHODS Parents who participated in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT 2;(More)
Low birth weight is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in later life. The fetal insulin hypothesis suggests that shared genetic factors partly explain this association. If fetal genes predispose to both low birth weight and cardiovascular disease in adulthood, fathers of offspring with low birth weight should(More)
PURPOSE It has been suggested that paternal genes may contribute to the risk of maternal hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and that genes associated with cardiovascular disease could be involved in the etiology of maternal hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. If these genes are of fetal origin, one would expect that paternal cardiovascular risk factors(More)
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