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[Literature Library] Maternal protein status and risk of preterm birth

[Literature Library] Maternal protein status and risk of preterm birth

A Chinese study investigated the association between maternal protein status and risk of preterm birth together with gestational duration among urban populations. 3,382 mother-newborn pairs with data on maternal second-trimester plasma total protein (MTP) level and 3,478 mother-newborn pairs with data on maternal third-trimester MTP level were included in analysis. It was revealed that:

  • >40% of the third-trimester MTP levels were smaller than the lower limit of normal while almost all second-trimester MTP levels were within the clinical reference range
  • The third-trimester MTP levels were inversely associated with risk of preterm birth and were positively related with gestational duration while no significant association was noted for the second-trimester MTPs
  • Influences of third-trimester MTP levels on risk of preterm birth and gestational duration were stronger in pregnant women with female offspring than those with male offspring
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Link to publication:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/mcn.13043

WYE-EM-066-APR-21

Reference

Xiong T et al. Association between the maternal protein nutrition status during pregnancy and the risk of preterm birth. Matern Child Nutr. 2021;17(1):e13043. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13043.
 

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