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Maternal preconceptional weight and gestational length.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15846192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent animal studies suggest that preconceptional undernutrition shortens gestation. We retested this idea among rural Gambian women who experience annual fluctuations in energy balance caused by the rains (with lowest weights in September to November) using records from 1918 infants. Pregnancies conceived in September to November were significantly shorter than those from better-fed months (38.6 vs 39.0 weeks; log-rank chi 2 = 17.4, P < .0001).
Pura Rayco-Solon; Anthony J Fulford; Andrew M Prentice
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  192     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-22     Completed Date:  2005-05-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1133-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
MRC Keneba, Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia, Banjul, West Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Body Composition
Body Weight*
Cohort Studies
Developing Countries
Gestational Age*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Nutritional Status*
Preconception Care
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Time Factors

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