Document Detail


Is high consumption of fatty fish during pregnancy a risk factor for fetal growth retardation? A study of 44,824 Danish pregnant women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17631607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors examined the relation between fish consumption during pregnancy and fetal growth among 44,824 women from the Danish National Birth Cohort (1996-2002). They evaluated the associations between consumption of total fish, fatty fish, and lean fish in midpregnancy and birth weight, birth length, and head circumference among singleton full-term infants. Fish consumption was ascertained by food frequency questionnaire. The birth of infants classified below the 10th percentile for gestational age and gender was significantly increased among women who consumed more than 60 g of fish per day, as compared with women who consumed 5 g or less per day. Adjusted odds ratios were 1.24 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.03, 1.49) for birth weight and 1.21 (95% CI: 1.01, 1.43) for head circumference. The adjusted odds ratio was borderline significant for birth length (odds ratio = 1.20, 95% CI: 1.00, 1.45). These increases in risk were followed by small decreases in average values for these growth measures. Furthermore, the inverse association for total fish consumption could be explained by consumption of fatty fish, while no association was found for lean fish. These results indicate that consumption of fatty fish, a known route of exposure to persistent organic pollutants, could be associated with reduced fetal growth.
Authors:
Th I Halldorsson; H M Meltzer; I Thorsdottir; V Knudsen; S F Olsen
Related Documents :
19898617 - Determinants of the relationship between cytokine production in pregnant women and thei...
12819157 - Limitations of ultrasonography for diagnosing white matter damage in preterm infants.
10796267 - Glutamine supplementation for preventing morbidity in preterm infants.
25391107 - Delayed recurrent neovascularization and persistent avascular retina following intravit...
19898617 - Determinants of the relationship between cytokine production in pregnant women and thei...
488697 - Infant visual habituation as a function of exposure time and stimulus similarity.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of epidemiology     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0002-9262     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-31     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910653     Medline TA:  Am J Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Maternal Nutrition Group, Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Birth Weight / drug effects,  physiology
Chi-Square Distribution
Denmark / epidemiology
Female
Fetal Growth Retardation / epidemiology,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Fish Products / toxicity*
Fishes*
Food*
Gestational Age
Humans
Linear Models
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
Questionnaires
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Apical root resorption after orthodontic treatment -- a retrospective study.
Next Document:  Evidential preferences: cultural appropriateness strategies in health communications.