Birth weight and muscle strength: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Birth weight and muscle strength: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Richard Matthew Dodds and Hayley Denison and Georgia Ntani and Roberto Cooper and Christine Cooper and Avan Aihie Sayer and Jannette Baird},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  volume={16 7},
OBJECTIVE Lower muscle strength is associated with a range of adverse health outcomes in later life. The variation in muscle strength between individuals is only partly accounted for by factors in adult life such as body size and physical activity. The aim of this review was to assess the strength of the association between intrauterine development (indicated by birth weight) and subsequent muscle strength. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that assessed the association… CONTINUE READING
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