Lipid profiles in adolescent Filipinos: relation to birth weight and maternal energy status during pregnancy.

@article{Kuzawa2003LipidPI,
  title={Lipid profiles in adolescent Filipinos: relation to birth weight and maternal energy status during pregnancy.},
  author={Christopher W Kuzawa and Linda S. Adair},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={960-6}
}
BACKGROUND The finding that persons with low birth weight have a higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than do persons with higher birth weight remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that maternal arm fat area (MAFA) in the third trimester of pregnancy and birth weight of offspring are inversely related to the offspring's risk of CVD. DESIGN In a 1-y birth cohort study (1983-1984), 296 male and 307 female offspring were followed up (1998-1999) to measure their… CONTINUE READING

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