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Prolonged Periods without Food Intake during Pregnancy Increase Risk for Elevated Maternal Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Concentrations

Citation

Herrmann, Tracy S.; Siega-Riz, Anna Maria; Hobel, Calvin J.; Aurora, Chandra; & Schetter, Christine Dunkel (2001). Prolonged Periods without Food Intake during Pregnancy Increase Risk for Elevated Maternal Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Concentrations. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 185(2), 403-12.

Abstract

Objective: Fasting during pregnancy stimulates preterm delivery in animals and increases women's risk for preterm delivery. Fasting stimulates hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone production in animals. Elevated maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone concentrations are associated with preterm birth. We hypothesized that prolonged periods without food during pregnancy increase maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone concentrations, which lead to preterm delivery.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1067/mob.2001.115863

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author(s)

Herrmann, Tracy S.
Siega-Riz, Anna Maria
Hobel, Calvin J.
Aurora, Chandra
Schetter, Christine Dunkel

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

185

Issue Number

2

Pages

403-12

Reference ID

1889