Association between genetic variation in the gene for insulin-like growth factor-I and low birthweight.

@article{Vaessen2002AssociationBG,
  title={Association between genetic variation in the gene for insulin-like growth factor-I and low birthweight.},
  author={Norbert Vaessen and Joop A. M. J. L. Janssen and Peter Heutink and Albert Hofman and Steven W. J. Lamberts and Ben A. Oostra and Huibert A. P. Pols and Cornelia M van Duijn},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359 9311},
  pages={1036-7}
}
Low birthweight is associated with later risk of type 2 diabetes and related disorders. We aimed to show that a polymorphism in the gene for insulin-like growth factor-I, which has proved to raise risk of type 2 diabetes and myocardial infarction, is associated with low birthweight. We recorded birthweight and obtained DNA for 463 adults. Individuals who… CONTINUE READING