Breastfeeding attenuates the effect of low birthweight on abdominal adiposity in adolescents: the HELENA study.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine whether breastfeeding may reduce the programming effect of birthweight on abdominal adiposity. Abdominal (in three regions: R1, R2 and R3) adiposity was measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in 314 adolescents. Breastfeeding duration, birthweight, duration of gestation and maternal educational level were obtained… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12130

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