Long-Term Adverse Effects of Early Growth Acceleration or Catch-Up Growth.

@article{Singhal2017LongTermAE,
  title={Long-Term Adverse Effects of Early Growth Acceleration or Catch-Up Growth.},
  author={Atul Singhal},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2017},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={236-240}
}
BACKGROUND Whilst prevention of growth faltering has both short- and long-term health benefits, whether too fast or accelerated infant growth adversely affects later health outcomes is controversial and a major focus of research. SUMMARY Many observational studies suggest that rapid weight gain in infancy (upward centile crossing) increases the long-term risk of obesity and non-communicable disease. This association has been seen in infants from low- and high-income countries, in infants born… CONTINUE READING
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