Parental determinants of neonatal body composition.

  title={Parental determinants of neonatal body composition.},
  author={Nicholas C. W. Harvey and Jason Poole and M. Kassim Javaid and Elaine M. Dennison and Sian Robinson and H. M. Inskip and Keith M. Godfrey and Cyrus Cooper and Avan Aihie Sayer},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={92 2},
BACKGROUND The prevalence of both childhood and adult obesity is rising in the developed world, and there is increasing interest in its underlying causes. A number of studies suggest a positive relationship between birth weight and childhood body mass index, but less is known about specific prenatal environmental influences on more direct measures of obesity. We used data from the Southampton Women's Survey to investigate parental influences on neonatal body composition ascertained by dual x… CONTINUE READING
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