In humans, studies that consider the placenta as a mediator of the maternal environment (e.g., biomarkers, exercise) on pregnancy outcomes and in diverse populations are lacking.
Thank you for lifting up the lack of diversity in placenta and maternal environments. This is a really important point.
Absolutely. This is an area of high public import that is essential to explore in order to inform strategies to address adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), adverse effects on intergenerational transmission of health (or disease), and racial differences.