Byline: Abbas Abbaszadeh, Forough Pouryazdanpanah Kermani – Email: [email protected], Hosein Safizadeh and Nouzar Nakhee Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of physical and emotional violence and postpartum depression in a pregnant Iranian population.
The protein product of the ob gene, called leptin, mainly but not exclusively produced by white adipose tissue, is thought to suppress appetite and regulate energy homeostasis (1,2). Extremely obese individuals have high leptin levels, which is likely to reflect a state of leptin resistance, suggesting that they have reduced sensitivity to its anorectic and […]
Byline: Majidah Khanam, Azra Sultana, Shehnaz Abbasi and Kanwal Rehman ABSTRACT
A balanced colonisation by endogenous vaginal microflora of the lower female genital tract consists of predominantly Lactobacillus species, (1) co-existing with vaginal anaerobes and aerobes such as Streptococcus agalactiae (e.g. group B streptococci) (2) and the Bacteroides family. (3) Disturbing this microbial milieu results in overgrowth of bacterial vaginosis-related organisms which are associated with a […]
Background & objectives: Plasma leptin level during pregnancy has been reported as a biochemical predictor of postpartum weight retention. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between pregnancy-related factors including plasma leptin and postpartum weight retention in Korean women. Methods: A convenience sampling method was used among women attending a high-risk pregnancy […]