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  • Maternal oxygen delivery is not related to altitude- and ancestry-associated differences in human fetal growth 

    Zamudio, Stacy; Postigo, Lucrecia; Illsley, Nicholas P; Rodriguez, Carmelo; Heredia, Gladys; Brimacombe, Michael; Echalar, Lourdes; Torricos, Tatiana; Tellez, Wilma; Maldonado, Ivan; Balanza Erquicia, Elfride; Alvarez, Tatiana; Ameller, Julio; Vargas, Enrique (J Physiol, 2007-09-16)
    Fetal growth is reduced at high altitude, but the decrease is less among long-resident populations. We hypothesized that greater maternal uteroplacental O2 delivery would explain increased fetal growth in Andean natives ...