Preconceptional stress and racial disparities in preterm birth: an overview.


OBJECTIVE We reviewed the evidence for three theories of how preconceptional psychosocial stress could act as a contributing determinant of excess preterm birth risk among African American women: early life developmental plasticity and epigenetic programming of adult neuroendocrine systems; blunting, weathering, or dysfunction of neuroendocrine and immune… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2011.01136.x


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