Inflammation and dyslipidemia related to risk of spontaneous preterm birth.

@article{Catov2007InflammationAD,
  title={Inflammation and dyslipidemia related to risk of spontaneous preterm birth.},
  author={Janet M Catov and Lisa M Bodnar and Roberta B. Ness and Stacy J Barron and James M Roberts},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={166 11},
  pages={1312-9}
}
Women who deliver preterm are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but mechanisms are not understood. The authors considered that inflammation in women with spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) might be related to their metabolic profile, such as lipids, and tested this in a nested case-control study from the Pregnancy Exposures and Preeclampsia Prevention Study (1997-2001). Cases were women with sPTB at 34-<37 weeks (n = 76) or < 34 weeks (n = 33). Controls were randomly selected women… CONTINUE READING
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