Influence of Birth Weight on the Apo E Genetic Determinants of Plasma Lipid Levels in Children

@article{Garcs2002InfluenceOB,
  title={Influence of Birth Weight on the Apo E Genetic Determinants of Plasma Lipid Levels in Children},
  author={Carmen Garc{\'e}s and Mercedes Benavente and Henar Ortega and Rafael Rubio and Miguel Angel Lasunci{\'o}n and Fernando Rodr{\'i}guez Artalejo and Jacinto Fern{\'a}ndez Pardo and Manuel de Oya},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={873-878}
}
To evaluate the influence of birth weight on apolipoprotein (apo) E genetic determinants of plasma lipids levels in prepubertal children we studied 933 healthy children (491 males and 442 females) 6 to 8 years old (mean age of 6.7 y), whose weight was recorded at birth. Plasma lipid and apolipoprotein concentrations and apo E genotypes were determined. We observed a greater effect of the apo E polymorphism on total cholesterol (TC), LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) and especially apo B levels in… CONTINUE READING