Maternal thyroid hormones during pregnancy, childhood adiposity and cardiovascular risk factors: the Generation R Study.

@article{Godoy2014MaternalTH,
  title={Maternal thyroid hormones during pregnancy, childhood adiposity and cardiovascular risk factors: the Generation R Study.},
  author={Guilherme Godoy and Tim I M Korevaar and Robin Patrick Peeters and Albert Hofman and Yolanda B de Rijke and Jacoba J. Bongers-Schokking and Henning Tiemeier and Vincent W. V. Jaddoe and Romy Gaillard},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2014},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={
          117-25
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Variation in maternal thyroid function during early pregnancy may permanently affect childhood growth and cardiovascular development. We examined the associations of early pregnancy maternal TSH and free T4 (FT4) levels with childhood growth, body composition and cardiovascular characteristics. METHODS We performed a population-based prospective cohort study among 5646 mothers and their children. Maternal thyroid parameters were assessed in early pregnancy (median: 13·2 weeks; 95… CONTINUE READING

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