Rate of neonatal weight gain and effects on adult metabolic health


The association of rapid weight gain in early life with increased adiposity and obesity in later life has been established, whereas whether rapid neonatal weight gain predisposes individuals to other risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus remains controversial. Gain in weight of >0.5 SD scores in the first 3 months of life… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrendo.2012.168


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