Associations of Birth Order With Early Growth and Adolescent Height, Body Composition, and Blood Pressure: Prospective Birth Cohort From Brazil

Abstract

Birth weight has been inversely associated with later blood pressure. Firstborns tend to have lower birth weight than their later-born peers, but the long-term consequences remain unclear. The study objective was to investigate differences between firstborn and later-born individuals in early growth patterns, body composition, and blood pressure in… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwr232

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@inproceedings{Wells2011AssociationsOB, title={Associations of Birth Order With Early Growth and Adolescent Height, Body Composition, and Blood Pressure: Prospective Birth Cohort From Brazil}, author={Jonathan Wells and Pedro Rodrigues Curi Hallal and Felipe Fossati Reichert and Samuel Carvalho Dumith and Ana B Menezes and C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora}, booktitle={American journal of epidemiology}, year={2011} }