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Modification of angiogenic factors by exercise

Post by caryn » Sat May 08, 2010 04:49 am

Acute exercise in pregnancy was not associated with antiangiogenic changes that might contribute to preeclampsia; rather, there was a small, but statistically significant, increase in PlGF following acute exercise in active pregnant women [278 (221, 647) vs. 335 (245, 628) pg/ml, P=0.014].

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20224004

Good news for all of us exercisers -- it doesn't seem to make things worse on a biochemical basis. (This doesn't mean anything about what you should do once diagnosed; it just means exercise in early pregnancy doesn't seem to predispose anyone to preeclampsia.)

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