A high birth weight is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

@article{Johnsson2015AHB,
  title={A high birth weight is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.},
  author={I W Johnsson and Bengt Haglund and Fredrik Ahlsson and Josefin Gustafsson},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={77-83}
}
BACKGROUND The association between low birth weight and adult disease is well known. Less is known on long-term effects of high birth weight. OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate whether a high birth weight increases risk for adult metabolic disease. METHODS Swedish term single births, 1973-1982 (n = 759,999), were studied to age 27.5-37.5 years using Swedish national registers. Hazard ratios (HRs) were calculated in relation to birth weight for type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension… CONTINUE READING
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