Placental structure and inflammation in pregnancies associated with obesity

K. A. Roberts, S. C. Riley, R. M. Reynolds, S. Barr, Margaret Evans, A. Statham, K. Hor, H. N. Jabbour, J. E. Norman, F. C. Denison

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Abstract

Pre-gravid obesity is associated with increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and offspring. Recent studies have demonstrated a heightened inflammatory response both systemically and locally within the adipose and placental tissue in women with pre-gravid obesity, which may play a role in mediating the adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this study was to characterise the maternal and placental inflammatory status and investigate associated changes in placental structure in obese women.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalPlacenta
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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