Influence of maternal stature, pregnancy age, and infant birth weight on growth during childhood in Yucatan, Mexico: a test of the intergenerational effects hypothesis.

@article{VarelaSilva2009InfluenceOM,
  title={Influence of maternal stature, pregnancy age, and infant birth weight on growth during childhood in Yucatan, Mexico: a test of the intergenerational effects hypothesis.},
  author={Maria In{\^e}s Varela-Silva and Hugo Azcorra and Federico Dickinson and Barry Bogin and A. Roberto Frisancho},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={657-63}
}
In developing nations, obesity has increased dramatically in the last decade, but a high prevalence of stunting still coexists. The intergenerational influences hypothesis (IIH) is one explanation for this. We test the IIH regarding variation in maternal stature, mother's age at pregnancy, and infant birth weight in relation to risk for overweight and stunting in 206 Maya children (4-6 years old) from Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. The Maya children are compared with growth references (Frisancho 2008… CONTINUE READING