Endocrinology and gynecology of girls and women with low birth weight.

  title={Endocrinology and gynecology of girls and women with low birth weight.},
  author={Lourdes Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Abel L{\'o}pez-Bermejo and Marta D{\'i}az and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Marcos},
  journal={Fetal diagnosis and therapy},
  volume={30 4},
In girls, low birth weight (LBW), when followed by postnatal catch-up growth, is accompanied by endocrine-metabolic abnormalities which include a more adipose body composition (with increased visceral fat), insulin resistance and a less favorable adipokine profile as early as in the pre-school age. These girls also exhibit follicle-stimulating hormone hypersecretion both in early infancy and early post-menarche, with reduced uterine and ovarian size in adolescence. These endocrine and… CONTINUE READING


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