Mother’s age at menarche and offspring size

  title={Mother’s age at menarche and offspring size},
  author={Olga Basso and Michael Lindsey Pennell and Aimin Chen and Matthew Paul Longnecker},
  booktitle={International Journal of Obesity},
Objective:An individual's growth trajectory is, at least in part, inherited. Mother's early age at menarche has been associated with taller offspring height and greater body mass index (BMI) at age 9 years, suggesting that mother's age at menarche may be an intergenerational marker of growth. We examined the association between mother's age at menarche and childhood size at birth, and at ages 1, 3, 4, 7 and 8 years in the Collaborative Perinatal Project.Subjects:We examined 128 636 measurements… CONTINUE READING

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