Geographical variation in relationships between parental body size and offspring phenotype at birth.

@article{Leary2006GeographicalVI,
  title={Geographical variation in relationships between parental body size and offspring phenotype at birth.},
  author={Sam D. Leary and Caroline Fall and Clive Osmond and Hermione Lovel and Doris Campbell and J Eriksson and Terrence Forrester and Keith Godfrey and Jacqui Hill and Mi Jie and Catherine Law and Rachel M Newby and S{\^i}an Robinson and Chittaranjan Yajnik},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 9},
  pages={1066-79}
}
BACKGROUND Size and body proportions at birth are partly determined by maternal body composition, but most studies of mother-baby relationships have only considered the effects of maternal height and weight on offspring birth weight, and few have examined the size of effects. Paternal size and body composition also play a role, primarily through the fetal… CONTINUE READING