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Title: The impact of maternal obesity on vascular and metabolic function throughout pregnancy
Author: Stewart, Frances Maria
ISNI:       0000 0004 2686 5811
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2008
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Maternal obesity increases the risk of numerous maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy. Women were recruited at booking for antenatal care. Each subject was examined in the first, Second and third trimester of pregnancy as well as twelve weeks post partum. Using non invasive techniques microvasular function was measured at each visit. Fasting bloods were taken. This assessment allowed us to observe microvascular function, inflammatory response, dislipidaemia and changes in fatty acid composition with advancing gestation and the degree of recovery in the post partum. By recruitment of women with varying body mass index (BMI) values we were able to examine the influence of maternal BMI on these responses to pregnancy.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RG Gynecology and obstetrics