Immune dysregulation and glucocorticoid resistance in minority and low income pregnant women

@article{Corwin2013ImmuneDA,
  title={Immune dysregulation and glucocorticoid resistance in minority and low income pregnant women},
  author={Elizabeth J. Corwin and Ying Guo and Kathleen A. Pajer and Nancy J Lowe and Brian Stafford},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={1786-1796}
}
Chronic prenatal stress contributes to poor birth outcomes for women and infants. Importantly, poor birth outcomes are most common among minority and low income women. To investigate underlying mechanisms, we tested the hypothesis that chronic stress related to minority or low income status is associated with glucocorticoid resistance as indicated by disruption in the cytokine-glucocorticoid feedback circuit. Home visits were conducted during which 3rd trimester pregnant women completed stress… CONTINUE READING

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