• Maternal Iron Status in Early Pregnancy and Blood Pressure Throughout Pregnancy, Placental Hemodynamics and the Risk of Gestational Hypertensive Disorders

    2 days ago - By Nutrition

    AbstractBackgroundIn non-pregnant populations, higher serum ferritin, which reflects high iron stores, is associated with an increased risk of hypertension. We hypothesized that a dysregulated maternal iron status in early pregnancy may lead to impaired gestational hemodynamic adaptations, leading to an increased risk of gestational hypertensive disorders.ObjectiveExamine the associations of maternal iron status with maternal blood pressure, placental hemodynamic parameters and the risks of gestational hypertensive disorders.MethodsIn a population-based prospective cohort study among 5983...
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