Cord blood ASP is predicted by maternal lipids and correlates with fetal birth weight.

@article{Saleh2008CordBA,
  title={Cord blood ASP is predicted by maternal lipids and correlates with fetal birth weight.},
  author={Jumana Saleh and Hamed D S Al-Riyami and Taqdees A Chaudhary and Katherine Cianflone},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={1193-8}
}
BACKGROUND The acylation stimulating protein (ASP) is a potent lipogenic adipokine that correlates with postprandial triglyceride (TG) clearance and is linked to the pathophysiology of obesity and related disorders. OBJECTIVE To investigate ASP levels in cord blood and its relation to maternal and cord blood lipid parameters and fetal birth weight. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Thirty nondiabetic pregnant women, their newborns, and thirty-three nonpregnant controls were included in this study… CONTINUE READING

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