Effect of preterm birth on growth and cardiovascular disease risk at school age.

@article{Inomata2015EffectOP,
  title={Effect of preterm birth on growth and cardiovascular disease risk at school age.},
  author={Satomi Inomata and Taketoshi Yoshida and Uta Koura and Kentaro Tamura and Kiyoshi Hatasaki and Hiroaki Imamura and Daisuke Mase and Mika Kigawa and Yuichi Adachi and Hidekuni Inadera},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={
          1126-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND Low birthweight is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life, but whether premature birth is also a risk factor for CVD has not been fully determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between gestational age and risk factors for CVD at school age. METHODS Using medical check-up data of school children, the relationship between gestational age and height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, and lipid profiles at ages… CONTINUE READING
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