Tore Henriksen

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BACKGROUND There has been a rise in the prevalence of large newborns over a few decades in many parts of the world. There is ample evidence that fetal macrosomia is associated with increased risk of complications both for the mother and the newborn. In current obstetrics, the macrosomic fetus represents a frequent clinical challenge. Evidence is emerging(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally recommended that healthy, pregnant women should engage in moderate exercise on most days of the week. However, there is scant knowledge about the overall physical activity and exercise levels among pregnant women. PURPOSE To assess the total physical activity level of pregnant women, and to investigate the association between(More)
UNLABELLED Current exercise guidelines recommend pregnant women to exercise throughout pregnancy. However, a high percentage of pregnant women are sedentary, and there is an increasing decline of physical activity and exercise, especially in the third trimester. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to compare demographic and health-related factors(More)
Our aim in this longitudinal study was to determine predictors of folate and cobalamin status in infancy. Data were collected from 364 mother-infant pairs with blood measurements from pregnancy ( approximately 18 wk; n = 149), newborns (cord serum; n = 361), and 6-mo-old partially or exclusively breast-fed children (n = 221). Serum/plasma folate, cobalamin,(More)
OBJECTIVE Preeclampsia is associated with high body mass index, insulin resistance, and hypertriglyceridemia. Our objective was to investigate prospectively whether diet in the first half of pregnancy is associated with the risk for preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN This prospective, population-based, cohort study of pregnant women investigated dietary intake(More)
Objective:We compared feeding practices between infants of high ponderal index (PI) at birth (PI above the 90th percentile) and normal PI at birth (PI between 10th and 90th percentiles), and examined how birth size and infant feeding practices were related to body mass index (BMI) at 12 months.Design:In a cohort of 3000 infants invited to participate in a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the indications for cesarean deliveries in Norway, related to type of operation, parity, and gestational age. STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective survey that used information provided by clinicians at 24 maternity units. Two thousand seven hundred seventy-eight cesarean deliveries were included, which(More)
A simple method is described for obtaining a large number of single smooth muscle cells by enzymatic digestion of heparin-perfused human umbilical cord arteries. The smooth muscle cell cultures exhibited the characteristic "hill and valley" growth pattern as seen by phase contrast and scanning electron microscopy. By using indirect immunofluorescence or(More)
BACKGROUND Proteoglycans (PGs) are important constituents of the plasma membrane and of the basement membrane supporting the endothelial cell layer. Changes in the amounts or the structures of PGs in the endothelium may affect important functions such as turnover of lipoproteins, filtration properties, and regulation of chemokines during inflammation, which(More)
Human low density lipoprotein (LDL) was incubated with an established line of rabbit aortic endothelial cells. Density gradient fractionation showed a time-, concentration-, and temperature-dependent increase in the average density of the LDL (from about 1.036 to as high as 1.070 g/ml). Incubation without cells or with other types of cultured cells(More)