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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637315/attenuated-effects-of-bile-acids-on-glucose-metabolism-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-a-male-mouse-model-of-prenatal-undernutrition
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Huijuan Ma, Vicencia M Sales, Ashley R Wolf, Sathish Subramanian, Tucker J Matthews, Michael Chen, Aparna Sharma, Walt Gall, Wim Kulik, David E Cohen, Yusuke Adachi, Nicholas W Griffin, Jeffrey I Gordon, Mary-Elizabeth Patti, Elvira Isganaitis
Prenatal undernutrition and low birth weight are associated with risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Prenatal caloric restriction results in low birth weight, glucose intolerance, obesity, and reduced plasma bile acids (BA) in offspring mice. Since BAs can regulate systemic metabolism and glucose homeostasis, we hypothesized that BA supplementation could prevent diet-induced obesity and glucose intolerance in this model of developmental programming. Pregnant dams were food restricted by 50% from gestational days 12...
June 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635163/early-pregnancy-body-mass-index-modifies-the-association-of-pre-pregnancy-dietary-patterns-with-serum-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-concentrations-throughout-pregnancy-in-brazilian-women
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Camila Benaim, Ana Amélia Freitas-Vilela, Thatiana de Jesus Pereira Pinto, Jaqueline Lepsch, Dayana Rodrigues Farias, Juliana Dos Santos Vaz, Tatiana El-Bacha, Gilberto Kac
Dietary patterns (DPs) have been described as an important factor that may influence polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) concentrations and body mass index (BMI) during pregnancy. We aim to evaluate the association between pre-pregnancy DPs and serum PUFA percentages throughout pregnancy considering early pregnancy BMI as a possible effect modifier. A prospective cohort of 154 pregnant women was followed (5th-13th, 20th-26th, and 30th-36th gestational weeks). Serum PUFA concentrations (total n-3 and total n-6, eicosapentaenoic + docosahexaenoic acids) were measured in each trimester and expressed as percentages...
June 21, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635116/maternal-smoking-alcohol-and-caffeine-exposures-and-risk-of-hypospadias
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Suzan L Carmichael, Chen Ma, Gary M Shaw
BACKGROUND: We examined the association of hypospadias risk with maternal smoking and consumption of alcohol and caffeine. METHODS: We analyzed data from mothers of 2437 moderate/severe cases and 5472 nonmalformed controls born from 1997 to 2011 who participated in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS). Exposures were assessed by maternal telephone interviews. Logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) adjusted for mother's age, parity, race-ethnicity, education, vitamin/mineral supplement intake, obesity, and study center...
June 21, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632892/maternal-overweight-and-obesity-and-genital-anomalies-in-male-offspring-a-population-based-swedish-cohort-study
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Linn Håkonsen Arendt, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Morten Søndergaard Lindhard, Tine Brink Henriksen, Jørn Olsen, Yongfu Yu, Sven Cnattingius
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obese pregnant women face higher risk of several critical birth outcomes, including an overall increased risk of congenital abnormalities. Only few studies have focused on associations between maternal overweight and the genital anomalies in boys, cryptorchidism and hypospadias, and results are inconclusive. METHODS: We performed a population-based cohort study and assessed the associations between maternal body mass index (BMI) in early pregnancy and occurrence of cryptorchidism and hypospadias...
June 20, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625150/update-on-the-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-effect-of-cholecystokinin-and-cholecystokinin-1-receptor-on-the-formation-of-cholesterol-gallstones
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Helen H Wang, Piero Portincasa, David Q-H Wang
Cholecystokinin (CCK) is an important neuro-intestinal peptide hormone produced by the enteroendocrine I-cells in the upper part of small intestine. Protein- and fat-enriched food plays an important role in triggering CCK secretion from the intestine. Carbohydrates stimulate only small amounts of CCK release. The CCK-1 receptor (CCK-1R) is largely localized in the gallbladder, sphincter of Oddi, pancreas, small intestine, gastric mucosa, and pyloric sphincter, where it is responsible for CCK to regulate multiple digestive processes including gallbladder contraction, pancreatic secretion, small intestinal transit, and gastric emptying...
June 19, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625088/mitochondrial-content-and-hepcidin-are-increased-in-obese-pregnant-mothers
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G M Anelli, M Cardellicchio, C Novielli, P Antonazzo, M I Mazzocco, I Cetin, C Mandò
OBJECTIVE: Maternal obesity is characterized by systemic low-grade inflammation and oxidative stress (OxS) with the contribution of fetal sex dimorphism. We recently described increased mitochondrial content (mtDNA) in placentas of obese pregnancies. Here we quantify mtDNA and hepcidin as indexes of OxS and systemic inflammation in the obese maternal circulation. METHODS: Forty-one pregnant women were enrolled at elective Caesarean section: 16 were normal-weight [NW] and 25 were obese (OB)...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619690/metformin-the-aspirin-of-the-21-st-century-its-role-in-gestational-diabetes-prevention-of-preeclampsia-and-cancer-and-the-promotion-of-longevity
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REVIEW
Roberto Romero, Offer Erez, Maik Hüttemann, Eli Maymon, Bogdan Panaitescu, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Percy Pacora, Bo Hyun Yoon, Lawrence I Grossman
Metformin is everywhere. Originally introduced in clinical practice as an anti-diabetic agent, its role as a therapeutic agent is expanding to include treatment of pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian disease, and more recently, experimental studies, as well as observations in randomized clinical trials, suggest that metformin could have a place in the treatment or prevention of preeclampsia. This article provides a brief overview of the history of metformin in the treatment of diabetes, reviews the results of meta-analyses of metformin in gestational diabetes, and the treatment of obese non-diabetic pregnant women to prevent macrosomia...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612176/antenatal-and-postnatal-depression-in-women-with-obesity-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jana Steinig, Michaela Nagl, Katja Linde, Grit Zietlow, Anette Kersting
Obesity and depression are prevalent complications during pregnancy and associated with severe health risks for the mother and the child. The co-occurrence of both conditions may lead to a particular high-risk group. This review provides a systematic overview of the association between pre-pregnancy obesity and antenatal or postnatal depression. We conducted a systematic electronic literature search for English language articles published between January 1990 and March 2017. Inclusion criteria were (a) adult pregnant women, (b) women with pre-pregnancy obesity and normal weight controls, (c) definition of obesity according to the IOM 1990/2009 criteria, (d) established depression measure, and (e) report on the association between pre-pregnancy obesity and antenatal or postnatal depression...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602773/frequency-and-consequences-of-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-pregnant-women-with-treated-chronic-hypertension
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Anne M Ambia, Jamie L Morgan, Karen L Wilson, Scott W Roberts, C Edward Wells, Donald D Mcintire, Monika Sanghavi, David B Nelson, F Gary Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Ventricular hypertrophy is a known sequelae of long-standing chronic hypertension with associated morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency and importance of left ventricular hypertrophy in women treated for chronic hypertension during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study of pregnant women with chronic hypertension who were delivered at our hospital from January 2009 to February 2015. All women who were given antihypertensive therapy underwent maternal echocardiography and were managed in a dedicated, high-risk prenatal clinic...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600160/family-based-obesity-prevention-for-infants-design-of-the-mothers-others-randomized-trial
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Heather M Wasser, Amanda L Thompson, Chirayath M Suchindran, Eric A Hodges, Barbara D Goldman, Eliana M Perrin, Myles S Faith, Cynthia M Bulik, M Jane Heinig, Margaret E Bentley
OBJECTIVE: Our goal is to test the efficacy of a family-based, multi-component intervention focused on infants of African-American (AA) mothers and families, a minority population at elevated risk for pediatric obesity, versus a child safety attention-control group to promote healthy weight gain patterns during the first two years of life. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, AND METHODS: The design is a two-group randomized controlled trial among 468 AA pregnant women in central North Carolina...
June 6, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598979/association-of-maternal-weight-with-fads-and-elovl-genetic-variants-and-fatty-acid-levels-the-preobe-follow-up
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Andrea de la Garza Puentes, Rosa Montes Goyanes, Aida Maribel Chisaguano Tonato, Francisco José Torres-Espínola, Miriam Arias García, Leonor de Almeida, María Bonilla Aguirre, Marcela Guerendiain, Ana Isabel Castellote Bargalló, Maite Segura Moreno, Luz García-Valdés, Cristina Campoy, M Carmen Lopez-Sabater
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes encoding the fatty acid desaturase (FADS) and elongase (ELOVL) enzymes affect long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) production. We aimed to determine if these SNPs are associated with body mass index (BMI) or affect fatty acids (FAs) in pregnant women. Participants (n = 180) from the PREOBE cohort were grouped according to pre-pregnancy BMI: normal-weight (BMI = 18.5-24.9, n = 88) and overweight/obese (BMI≥25, n = 92). Plasma samples were analyzed at 24 weeks of gestation to measure FA levels in the phospholipid fraction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597475/program-considerations-for-integration-of-nutrition-and-family-planning-beliefs-around-maternal-diet-and-breastfeeding-within-the-context-of-the-nutrition-transition-in-egypt
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Justine A Kavle, Sohair Mehanna, Ghada Khan, Mohamed Hassan, Gulsen Saleh, Cyril Engmann
In Egypt, rising maternal overweight and obesity is consistent with the transition to westernized diets and a growing reliance on energy-dense, low nutrient foods. Although the first 1,000 days of life are the focus of many programmes designed to prevent many forms of malnutrition, little attention has been paid to maternal dietary practices and weight gain during pregnancy. This study used in-depth interviews with pregnant women (N = 40), lactating women (N = 40), and nonlactating women (N = 40) to gain an understanding of behaviours, perceptions, and cultural beliefs in relation to maternal dietary intake during pregnancy, lactation, and nonlactation; weight gain during pregnancy; birth spacing; and family planning...
June 8, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591252/impact-of-the-use-of-different-diagnostic-criteria-in-the-prevalence-of-dyslipidemia-in-pregnant-women
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Alina Coutinho Rodrigues Feitosa, Luciana Tedgue Barreto, Isabela Matos da Silva, Felipe Freire da Silva, Gilson Soares Feitosa
Background: There is a physiologic elevation of total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides (TG) during pregnancy. Some authors define dyslipidemia (DLP) in pregnant women when TC, LDL and TG concentrations are above the 95th percentile (p95%) and HDL concentration is below the 5th percentile (P5%) for gestational age (GA). Objective: To compare the prevalence of DLP in pregnant women using percentiles criteria with the V Brazilian Guidelines on Dyslipidemia and the association with maternal and fetal outcomes...
June 1, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588305/chronic-maternal-inflammation-or-high-fat-feeding-programs-offspring-obesity-in-a-sex-dependent-manner
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A Dudele, K S Hougaard, M Kjølby, M Hokland, G Winther, B Elfving, G Wegener, A L Nielsen, A Larsen, M K Nøhr, S B Pedersen, T Wang, S Lund
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The current world-wide obesity epidemic partially results from a vicious circle whereby maternal obesity during pregnancy predisposes the offspring for accelerated weight-gain and development of metabolic syndrome. Here we investigate whether low grade inflammation, characteristic of the obese state, provides a causal role for this disastrous fetal programming in mice. METHODS: We exposed pregnant and lactating C57BL/6JBom female mice to either high fat diet (HFD), or continuous infusion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a potent trigger of innate immunity, and studied offspring phenotypes...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588199/contributions-of-the-maternal-oral-and-gut-microbiome-to-placental-microbial-colonization-in-overweight-and-obese-pregnant-women
#15
Luisa F Gomez-Arango, Helen L Barrett, H David McIntyre, Leonie K Callaway, Mark Morrison, Marloes Dekker Nitert
A distinct bacterial signature of the placenta was reported, providing evidence that the fetus does not develop in a sterile environment. The oral microbiome was suggested as a possible source of the bacterial DNA present in the placenta based on similarities to the oral non-pregnant microbiome. Here, the possible origin of the placental microbiome was assessed, examining the gut, oral and placental microbiomes from the same pregnant women. Microbiome profiles from 37 overweight and obese pregnant women were examined by 16SrRNA sequencing...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588000/effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-fetal-growth-and-the-expression-of-placental-fatty-acid-transporters
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Kui Ye, Li Li, Dan Zhang, Yi Li, Hai Qing Wang, Han Lin Lai, Chuan Lai Hu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of maternal high-fat diet induced obesity on fetal growth and the expression of placental nutrient transporters. METHODS: Maternal obesity was established in rats by 8 weeks of pre-pregnancy high-fat (HF) diet feeding, while rats in the control group were fed with normal (CON) diet. Diet induced obesity (DIO) rats and diet induced obesity resistant (DIR) rats were selected according to body weight gain over this period. After copulation, the CON rats were divided into two groups: switched to HF diet (CON-HF group) or maintained on the CON diet (CON-CON group)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587698/folate-status-in-women-of-childbearing-age-with-obesity-a-review
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Silvia Maffoni, Rachele De Giuseppe, Fatima Cody Stanford, Hellas Cena
Several studies have described a positive association between elevated BMI and birth defects risk. Data on plasma concentration of folate in pregnant women with obesity have shown values far below those recommended, regardless of diet, while folate levels should increase before pregnancy to reduce neural tube defects. We report a descriptive review of the most recent studies (from 2005 to 2015) to evaluate folate status through a population of women of childbearing age affected by obesity. The literature contains few studies, which present conflicting results regarding folate status in non-pregnant women of childbearing age affected by obesity, and it appears that there is a modification in folate metabolism, with a reduction in plasma folate levels and an increase in erythrocyte folate uptake...
June 7, 2017: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586887/association-of-gestational-weight-gain-with-maternal-and-infant-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Rebecca F Goldstein, Sally K Abell, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Marie Misso, Jacqueline A Boyle, Mary Helen Black, Nan Li, Gang Hu, Francesco Corrado, Line Rode, Young Ju Kim, Margaretha Haugen, Won O Song, Min Hyoung Kim, Annick Bogaerts, Roland Devlieger, Judith H Chung, Helena J Teede
Importance: Body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain are increasing globally. In 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) provided specific recommendations regarding the ideal gestational weight gain. However, the association between gestational weight gain consistent with theIOM guidelines and pregnancy outcomes is unclear. Objective: To perform a systematic review, meta-analysis, and metaregression to evaluate associations between gestational weight gain above or below the IOM guidelines (gain of 12...
June 6, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580761/commentary-passive-smoking-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-gestational-diabetes-that-synergizes-with-pre-pregnancy-obesity-in-urban-chinese-women
#19
Mary R Loeken
There are high priority public health and legislative efforts around the world to reduce smoking and to reduce the spaces where smoking is allowable. These efforts are aimed at minimizing not just the adverse health effects of active smoking, but also the adverse health effects of passive cigarette smoke exposure. While many cultures and societies make protection of the pregnant woman and her about-to-be-born-newborn a priority, the importance of protecting them from passive smoking that is prevalent in many modern societies has not been reported...
June 5, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571134/correlation-of-body-mass-index-bmi-with-thyroid-function-in-euthyroid-pregnant-women-in-manipur-india
#20
Sumit Kumar, T Chiinngaihlun, M Rameswar Singh, O Punyabati
INTRODUCTION: Body Mass Index (BMI) is significantly increased during pregnancy due to gain of weight with normal progression of pregnancy. The exact influence of thyroid function on BMI are ill defined in euthyroid pregnant women. AIM: To correlate serum levels of Free Triiodothyronine (FT3), Free Thyroxine (FT4) and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) level with BMI of participant normal pregnant women in all the three trimesters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional comparative study, total of 210 healthy pregnant women comprising of 70 participants in each trimester, attending Obstetrics Outpatient Department (OPD) for antenatal check-up were consecutively selected...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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