Serum Concentration of Leptin in Pregnant Adolescents Correlated with Gestational Weight Gain, Postpartum Weight Retention and Newborn Weight/Length

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Reyna Sámano; Hugo Martínez-Rojano; Gabriela Chico-Barba; Estela Godínez-Martínez; Bernarda Sánchez-Jiménez; Diana Montiel-Ojeda; Maricruz Tolentino;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Nutrients,volume 9,issue 10 (issn: 2072-6643, eissn: 2072-6643)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5691684, doi: 10.3390/nu9101067
  • Subject: Nutrition. Foods and food supply | pregestational body mass index gestational | birth weight | TX341-641 | weight gain | Leptin | adolescent pregnancy | Article
    mesheuropmc: digestive, oral, and skin physiology | hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists

Introduction: Gestational weight gain is an important modifiable factor known to influence fetal outcomes including birth weight and adiposity. Leptin is normally correlated with adiposity and is also known to increase throughout pregnancy, as the placenta becomes a sou... View more
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