An obesogenic postnatal environment is more important than the fetal environment for the development of adult adiposity: a study of female twins.

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BACKGROUND A relation between birth weight and adult body composition has been reported in singleton populations, especially when more accurate measures of body composition, such as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were used. It remains uncertain whether this is mediated by a direct effect of fetal nutrition, through factors in the shared environment… (More)
DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.2008.27269

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@article{Skidmore2009AnOP, title={An obesogenic postnatal environment is more important than the fetal environment for the development of adult adiposity: a study of female twins.}, author={Paula M L Skidmore and Aedin Cassidy and Ramasamyiyer Swaminathan and J Brent Richards and Massimo Mangino and Tim D. Spector and Alexander J. MacGregor}, journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition}, year={2009}, volume={90 2}, pages={401-6} }