Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain Have No Negative Impact on Maternal or Neonatal Iron Status.

@article{Cao2016PrepregnancyBM,
  title={Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain Have No Negative Impact on Maternal or Neonatal Iron Status.},
  author={Chang Qi Cao and Eva K. Pressman and Elizabeth M. Cooper and Ronnie Guillet and Mark E. Westerman and Kimberly O O'Brien},
  journal={Reproductive sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={613-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) on maternal and neonatal iron status and to explore the possible mediating role of inflammation on hepcidin. METHODS This analysis included 230 pregnant adolescents (13-18 years) enrolled in either a longitudinal or a cross-sectional study. Prepregnancy body mass index (ppBMI) and GWG were obtained from medical records. Maternal iron status (hemoglobin, serum iron, ferritin, transferrin receptor… CONTINUE READING
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