Role of intergenerational effects on linear growth.

  title={Role of intergenerational effects on linear growth.},
  author={Usha Ramakrishnan and Reynaldo Martorell and Dirk G. Schroeder and Rafael Flores},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={129 2S Suppl},
Current knowledge on the role of intergenerational effects on linear growth is reviewed on the basis of a literature search and recent findings from an ongoing study in Guatemala. Fourteen studies were identified, most of which examined the intergenerational relationships in birth weight. Overall, for every 100 g increase in maternal birth weight, her child's birth weight increased by 10-20 g. The study samples were primarily from developed countries, and birth weight data were extracted from… CONTINUE READING

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