18, 2015 – – A pregnant woman’s height may affect her risk for preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data on 3 nearly,500 Nordic women and their babies. They found that shorter moms experienced shorter pregnancies, smaller babies and an increased risk for preterm birth. Our finding demonstrates a mother’s height includes a direct impact on how longer her pregnancy lasts, stated researcher Dr. Louis Muglia, an investigator with the March of Dimes Prematurity Analysis Center Ohio Collaborative. The reason for why this happens is unclear but could depend not merely on unknown genes but also on woman’s lifetime of nutrition and her environment, Muglia said in a March of Dimes news release.Granzyme B is certainly a caspaselike serine protease that mediates two procedures: immune-induced target-cell apoptosis mediated by cytotoxic T cells and natural killer cells33 and activation-induced cell death of effector type 2 helper T cells, which terminates the immune response.34 Independent Replication and Combined Analyses We aimed to reproduce the results of the genomewide association analysis in two replication units of independently collected samples from CEU individuals and controls and CEU simplex trios and multiplex families .