Bertoldi Franco, Carina
Introduction: Obesity, with its associated co-morbidities of diabetes, hyperlipidaemia
and low-grade inflammation, has high prevalence in women of child-bearing age. Of
further concern, it is associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Considering the key role of the placenta in fetal development, alterations to its structure
and function in response to the adverse metabolic milieu of maternal obesity must be
important. The trophoblast is a key cell within the placental...[Show more]
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.