Is maternal obesity associated with sustained inflammation in extremely low gestational age newborns?

Jelske W van der Burg, Elizabeth N Allred, Thomas F McElrath, Raina N Fichorova, Karl Kuban, T Michael O’Shea, Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton

Early Hum Dev. 2013;89:949-55.

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Among infants delivered for spontaneous indications, maternal BMI was not related to elevated concentrations of any protein. Among infants delivered for maternal (i.e., preeclampsia) or fetal indications, those whose mother was overweight or obese were more likely than others to have elevated concentrations of inflammation proteins.