Navigation Links
Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections
Date:5/2/2011

MONDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a harder time fighting off infections than leaner women do, new research suggests.

Researchers tested the blood of 30 women who were about six months pregnant. Half were obese and had a body-mass index (BMI) of more than 30 prior to becoming pregnant, while half had a normal BMI of 20 to 25.

Obese women had fewer immune system cells that fight infections -- including T-cells and natural killer cells, researchers found. Obese women also had an impaired ability to produce those cells.

The difference could threaten the health of babies born to obese women, study author Dr. Sarbattama Sen, a researcher in the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, said in an American Academy of Pediatrics news release.

"Women who are obese before pregnancy have critical differences in their immune function during pregnancy compared to normal-weight women, which has negative consequences for both mother and baby," Sen said.

The issue is taking on added urgency due to the increasing numbers of obese women of reproductive age, Sen added. "Maternal obesity has consequences for the mother and baby, which we are only beginning to understand."

The study was to be presented Sunday at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Denver. The data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

For more about obesity, try the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

-- Randy Dotinga

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics, news release, May 1, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens
2. Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids
3. UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
4. Future Heart Disease May Be in Store for Obese Kids
5. Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis
6. Obese Americans Get High Quality Medical Care
7. More U.S. Women May Be Obese Than Thought
8. OTC Drugs May Work Differently in Obese Kids
9. Being obese can attract bullies
10. Bullies Target Obese Kids
11. Obese Kids May Be More Likely to Snore
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Awarded ... Hair Restoration is proud to announce that they are the latest recipients of the ... cements their status as one of the worldwide leaders in the science of hair ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 ... ... software, is selected as a contributor for LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies ... studies designed to help long-term and post-acute care providers understand the benefits of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... GA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... Practice, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, and Hospital Medicine Practice, is pleased to announce ... in a mobile application format available on iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... “ Crack’em ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech ... a technology expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with ... be a very messy experience, especially when cracking eggs. Cracking an egg is easy, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... the United States for temporary work, study or family visit for the past 25 ... their 80s and 90s are able to travel and spend time with their children ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Prestigious Medical Award Given To Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration for Excellence in Hair Transplantation 2Health News:LeadingAge Selects Eldermark Case Study to Highlight Medication Error Reduction Results 2Health News:LeadingAge Selects Eldermark Case Study to Highlight Medication Error Reduction Results 3Health News:EB Medicine Launches Mobile Application for Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2Health News:EB Medicine Launches Mobile Application for Pediatric Emergency Medicine 3Health News:Make Less Mess while Cooking with Crack’em 2Health News:India Network Visitor Health Insurance Announces Completion of Food Grains Distribution to Godavari Pushkaram Visitors, Andhra Pradesh, India 2Health News:India Network Visitor Health Insurance Announces Completion of Food Grains Distribution to Godavari Pushkaram Visitors, Andhra Pradesh, India 3
... Proactive, Reducing Risks for Dementia NEW YORK, May 6 Look ... a brisk walk, eaten dark leafy vegetables or toured a museum ... of lifestyle choices that can pay off now and in the ... interactive Web site - www.alzprevention.org ...
... Auction Raises Funds for Earth Day Network PHOENIX, ... Pop-surrealist artist Jeff Sadowski has won the PurexSavesGreen tote ... and Green Purex-hilaration" slogan and funky leaf design took ... by creative consumers from all 50 states. Mr. Sadowski ...
... in ICU and Writes Notes to Fiancée , ... Tucson, Ariz. (Vocus) ... Center (UMC) after making medical history. He is only the third person ... transplant on the same day after living with the SynCardia temporary ...
... data may help identify difficult to diagnose disease states ... Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTS ) announced today that ... presentations at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual conference ... studies focused on early applications of the technology in ...
... an industry with low morale, high employee turnover and ... reputation with both consumers and workers for decades. It ... one call center has discarded all this historical baggage ... work in America while repeatedly shattering the benchmark for ...
... of current legislation, guidance on qualification for funds and a demonstration ... ... Mt. Arlington, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 6, 2009 -- ... of IT services to specialty medical practices in New Jersey and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Alzheimer's Foundation of America Lays Out Strategies for Healthy Aging 2Health News:Alzheimer's Foundation of America Lays Out Strategies for Healthy Aging 3Health News:Photo: Wisconsin Artist Wins Purex Saves Green Tote Bag Design Contest 2Health News:Photo: Wisconsin Artist Wins Purex Saves Green Tote Bag Design Contest 3Health News:Photo: Wisconsin Artist Wins Purex Saves Green Tote Bag Design Contest 4Health News:Total Artificial Heart Patient 3rd in the World to Receive Dual Transplants 2Health News:25 Clinical Abstracts at National Conference Spotlight Clinical Utility of Somanetics INVOS System in Neonates 2Health News:25 Clinical Abstracts at National Conference Spotlight Clinical Utility of Somanetics INVOS System in Neonates 3Health News:25 Clinical Abstracts at National Conference Spotlight Clinical Utility of Somanetics INVOS System in Neonates 4Health News:The Beryl Companies Reinvents Call Center, Shatters Old Paradigm 2Health News:The Beryl Companies Reinvents Call Center, Shatters Old Paradigm 3Health News:New Jersey IT Services Firm to Host Educational Luncheon Event, EMR & Information Technology for the Specialty Medical Practice 2Health News:New Jersey IT Services Firm to Host Educational Luncheon Event, EMR & Information Technology for the Specialty Medical Practice 3
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 RnRMarketResearch.com adds Syringes ... report that provides an overview of syringes and ... from in-house databases, secondary and primary research. ... products pipeline spread across 124 pages, talking about ... and 5 figures is now available at ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health ... 28, 2015, "Surviving Your Hospital Stay: Physician-Patient Alliance ... Safety." A sentence was omitted from ... "PPAHS is a member of the National Coalition ... information on the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... BOSTON , July 31, 2015  Boston ... children benefiting from 3D printing of their anatomy ... had life-threatening cerebrovascular malformations (abnormalities in the brain,s ... Reporting online today in the Journal ... use of 3D printing and synthetic resins to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 4Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 53D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures 23D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures 33D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures 4
... Texas and PETERBOROUGH, Ontario , Jan. 26 ... Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment to healthcare professionals in Canada . ... chronic dermal ulcers (e.g., pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers, and diabetic ... enzymatic debrider available in the Canadian market. , Enzymatic ...
... , , TEANECK, N.J. , Jan. 26 Amy ... 2008 for alleged misappropriation of her employer,s assets, has made payment of ... Court of New Jersey . Yueh,s trial took place in Hackensack, ... of New Jersey stated in her ruling that Yueh "clearly took ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Healthpoint Launches Collagenase SANTYL(R) Ointment in Canada 2Healthpoint Launches Collagenase SANTYL(R) Ointment in Canada 3Pharma CI Conference Amy Yueh Pays $52,000 to Apaporis LLC to Satisfy Judgment Against Her In Superior Court Of New Jersey Case 2Pharma CI Conference Amy Yueh Pays $52,000 to Apaporis LLC to Satisfy Judgment Against Her In Superior Court Of New Jersey Case 3
For the qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma and whole blood specimens...
... makes convenience and dependability a priority. ... Center, qualified professionals are available 24 ... week for Pacemaker Follow-Ups. A patient ... a problem or something irregular, and ...
... The first mobile clinical assistant ... A convergence of technologies in the ... you normally do during your,shift such ... and take pictures using one single ...
PulmoLife is a new COPD screening device, designed for quick and easy screening of adult smokers for early detection of COPD....
Medicine Products: