Size at birth, weight gain in infancy and childhood, and adult blood pressure in 5 low- and middle-income-country cohorts: when does weight gain matter?123

@inproceedings{Adair2009SizeAB,
  title={Size at birth, weight gain in infancy and childhood, and adult blood
                    pressure in 5 low- and middle-income-country cohorts: when does weight gain
                        matter?123},
  author={Linda S. Adair and Reynaldo Martorell and Aryeh D Stein and Pedro Rodrigues Curi Hallal and Harshpal Singh Sachdev and Dorairaj Prabhakaran and Andrew K. Wills and Shane A Norris and D L Dahly and Nanette R. Lee and C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora},
  booktitle={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Promoting catch-up growth in malnourished children has health benefits, but recent evidence suggests that accelerated child weight gain increases adult chronic disease risk. OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine how birth weight (BW) and weight gain to midchildhood relate to blood pressure (BP) in young adults. DESIGN We pooled data from birth cohorts in Brazil, Guatemala, India, the Philippines, and South Africa. We used conditional weight (CW), a residual of current weight regressed… CONTINUE READING

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