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Table 2 Serum levels of biomarkers of nutrition and stress in pregnant women

From: Biomarkers of nutrition and stress in pregnant women with a history of eating disorders in relation to head circumference and neurocognitive function of the offspring

  AN BN Controls
  n = 20 n = 17 n = 59
Cortisol, nmol/L 401 ± 141 374 ± 121 418 ± 147
TSH, mIU/L 0.80 (0.51–1.08) 1.01 (0.62–1.17) 0.85 (0.51–1.30)
Free T4, pmol/L 16.7 ± 2.0 17.2 ± 3.8 17.4 ± 2.4
Insulin, pg/mL 100 (68–258) 94 (73–291) 138 (56–275)
IGF-I SD-score −1.47 ± 0.80 −1.17 ± 0.95 −1.35 ± 1.02
IGFBP1, μg/L 149 ± 84 110 ± 55 120 ± 62
  1. Groups of mothers with a history of anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN) and controls. Values are mean ± SD or median and inter-quartile range
  2. IGF-I, insulin like growth factor-I
  3. IGFBP1, IGF binding protein 1
  4. SD-score, age-adjusted score
  5. T4, thyroxine