Birth size, growth, and blood pressure between the ages of 7 and 26 years: failure to support the fetal origins hypothesis.

@article{Williams2002BirthSG,
  title={Birth size, growth, and blood pressure between the ages of 7 and 26 years: failure to support the fetal origins hypothesis.},
  author={Sheila M. Williams and Richie G. Poulton},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={155 9},
  pages={
          849-52
        }
}
The "fetal origins hypothesis" asserts that birth weight is inversely related to later blood pressure. Data from a cohort of 891 infants born in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1972-1973 whose blood pressure was measured at 2-year intervals from age 7 years to age 15 years and at ages 18 and 26 years were used to test this hypothesis. Three regression models based on standardized scores for weight and height were used. The first showed that at any of the ages at which the cohort was assessed, an… CONTINUE READING
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