Maternal leptin predicts adiposity of the neonate.

  title={Maternal leptin predicts adiposity of the neonate.},
  author={Jami L. Josefson and Dinah M. Zeiss and Alfred W. Rademaker and Boyd E. Metzger},
  journal={Hormone research in paediatrics},
  volume={81 1},
BACKGROUND Increased adiposity at birth may identify infants at high risk of developing obesity. Maternal obesity and hyperglycemia in pregnancy are associated with increased neonatal adiposity; however, features of maternal obesity that contribute to increased neonatal adiposity need further study. AIMS To measure adiposity in neonates of obese and normal-weight women without gestational diabetes to test the hypothesis that obese women have neonates with increased adiposity compared to… CONTINUE READING
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