Underweight and Obesity in Low Birth Weight Children in Early Infancy in Japan

@article{Kato2015UnderweightAO,
  title={Underweight and Obesity in Low Birth Weight Children in Early Infancy in Japan},
  author={Rena Kato and M. Kubota and H. Saito and Y. Takahashi},
  journal={Food and Nutrition Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={06},
  pages={339-347}
}
  • Rena Kato, M. Kubota, +1 author Y. Takahashi
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Food and Nutrition Sciences
  • Introduction: Although there are several reports on the prevalence of underweight or obesity in low birth weight (LBW, <2.5 kg) children, there are few longitudinal studies from birth to early infancy. Methods: We enrolled 177 (93 boys) LBW and 2485 (1267 boys) normal birth weight (NBW, ≥2.5 and <4.0 kg) children. Height and weight data at birth and at 1.5, 3.5, and 5 years were obtained from mother-health child records. Underweight and obesity were defined as <5th percentile and ≥90th… CONTINUE READING
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