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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Does Maternal Smoking Influence Leptin Levels In Term, Appropriate-for- Gestational-age Newborns?
Author: Pardo I.M.C.G.
Geloneze B.
Tambascia M.A.
Barros-Filho A.A.
Abstract: Objectives: Leptin, a hormone produced in adipose tissue and the placenta, is correlated with neonatal growth. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on cord blood leptin concentrations in term, appropriate-for-gestational-age infants. Methods: Two groups of term, appropriate-for-gestational-age newborns were selected: 19 infants of smoking mothers and 91 infants of non-smoking mothers. Neonatal anthropometric measurements were taken and leptin levels were measured by radioimmunoassay. Results: Leptin concentrations were similar (p = 0.915) between the groups. Leptin levels correlated only with ponderal index (p < 0.01) and gestational age of the newborns (p < 0.05). Conclusions: This study indicates that maternal smoking during pregnancy does not affect cord blood leptin levels in term, appropriate-for-gestational-age infants.
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Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/14767050410001680046
Address: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4043060744&partnerID=40&md5=7dd584d8d8d4539176c8f35ebc9610e6
Date Issue: 2004
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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