hrp0084fc8.5 | Obesity - Basic | ESPE2015

Adipocytokines in Placenta and Cord Blood in Relation to Maternal Obesity, and Foetal and Postnatal Growth of the Child

Allbrand Marianne , AEman Jan , Lodefalk Maria

Background: The nutritional and hormonal state in utero may be a link between maternal obesity and obesity in the offspring. The gene expression in placentae in pregnancies complicated by diabetes is reduced for leptin, but increased for ghrelin. It is not known whether these genesÂ’ expressions in placentae are altered in maternal obesity.Objectives and hypotheses: To compare obese and normal-weight women and their children concerning gene ...