December 10, 2017

Overweight and obesity status in pregnant women are related to intestinal microbiota and serum metabolic and inflammatory profiles

Houttu et al. Clinical Nutrition 2018;37(6):1955-66

In this paper, intestinal microbiota composition, circulating serum metabolites and hsCRP were analyzed for 52 overweight and 47 obese pregnant women in early pregnancy.

Several alterations in intestinal microbiota and metabolic/inflammatory profiles were detected, related to obesity status.