Birth weight, climate at birth and the risk of obesity in adult life

@article{Phillips2000BirthWC,
  title={Birth weight, climate at birth and the risk of obesity in adult life},
  author={D. I. W. Phillips and J L Young},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={281-287}
}
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether obesity in adults is related to seasonal or climatic conditions around the time of birth.SUBJECTS: 1750 men and women born in Hertfordshire between 1920 and 1930.MEASUREMENTS: Height and weight measured in the home by trained fieldworkers.RESULTS: Body mass index (BMI) rose with increasing birth weight in men and women. In men, BMI and the prevalence of obesity (BMI≥30 kg/m2) varied as a function of month of birth and was greater among those born in January–June… CONTINUE READING