The intrauterine environment as reflected by birth size and twin and zygosity status influences insulin action and intracellular glucose metabolism in an age- or time-dependent manner.

@article{Poulsen2006TheIE,
  title={The intrauterine environment as reflected by birth size and twin and zygosity status influences insulin action and intracellular glucose metabolism in an age- or time-dependent manner.},
  author={Pernille Poulsen and Allan Vaag},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={1819-25}
}
According to the "fetal origins hypothesis," monozygotic (MZ) twins may be more prone to develop various metabolic abnormalities compared with dizygotic (DZ) twins, and twins all together may be more predisposed to metabolic defects compared with singletons. To determine the impact of twin and zygosity status as well as birth size on in vivo measures of… CONTINUE READING