Inflammation and weight gain in reproductive-aged women.

  title={Inflammation and weight gain in reproductive-aged women.},
  author={Wei Perng and Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman and Janet W Rich-Edwards and Alison M Stuebe and Emily Oken},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  volume={43 1},
AIM To investigate whether mid-pregnancy inflammation predicts the rate of subsequent gestational weight gain (GWG) and whether inflammation at 3 years post-partum is associated with weight and waist circumference (WC) gain during a median of 4.4 years follow-up. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This study quantified CRP, IL-6 and TNF-α in plasma of 886 women at ∼28 weeks gestation and calculated GWG rate (kg/week) from blood draw to delivery. At ∼3 years post-partum, CRP and IL-6 were assessed from 351… CONTINUE READING

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