Birth weight and the metabolic syndrome: thrifty phenotype or thrifty genotype?

@article{Stern2000BirthWA,
  title={Birth weight and the metabolic syndrome: thrifty phenotype or thrifty genotype?},
  author={Michael P. Stern and Melanie Bartley and Ravindranath Duggirala and Benjamin Bradshaw},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={88-93}
}
BACKGROUND Inverse correlations have been reported between birth weight and the Metabolic Syndrome (abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension). These correlations are thought to reflect primarily nutritional inadequacies during fetal and early life. We explored familial influences on these… CONTINUE READING