Early rapid weight gain and current overweight in relation to asthma in adolescents born with very low birth weight.

@article{Mai2005EarlyRW,
  title={Early rapid weight gain and current overweight in relation to asthma in adolescents born with very low birth weight.},
  author={X M Mai and Per-Olof G{\"a}ddlin and Lennart Nilsson and Ingemar Leijon},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={380-5}
}
Early catch-up growth and subsequent overweight are suggested to be associated with later cardiovascular diseases and later type II diabetes. However, the impact of early catch-up growth and childhood overweight on the development of asthma has been less studied, particularly in children born with very low birth weight (VLBW). A birth cohort of 74 VLBW children (birth weight < or = 1500 g) was followed from birth and investigated on asthma at 12 yr of age. Early rapid weight gain was in one way… CONTINUE READING
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