Slow early growers have more muscle in relation to adult activity: Evidence from Cebu, Philippines

@inproceedings{Workman2015SlowEG,
  title={Slow early growers have more muscle in relation to adult activity: Evidence
from Cebu, Philippines},
  author={Megan Workman and Thomas W. Mcdade and Linda S. Adair and Christopher W Kuzawa},
  booktitle={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2015}
}
Background/Objectives:Adult skeletal muscle mass (SMM) protects against type 2 diabetes, but little is known about its developmental antecedents. We examined whether pace of early weight gain predicted adult SMM in a birth cohort from Cebu City, Philippines. In addition, we examined whether increases in SMM associated with adult muscle-building exercise varied according to the early growth.Subjects/Methods:Data came from 1472 participants of the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey… CONTINUE READING
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