Weight gain in infancy and vascular risk factors in later childhood.

  title={Weight gain in infancy and vascular risk factors in later childhood.},
  author={Michael R Skilton and Guy B Marks and Julian Ganesh Ayer and Frances L. Garden and Sarah P Garnett and Jason A. Harmer and Stephen R. Leeder and Brett G Toelle and Karen S. Webb and Louise A. Baur and David S Celermajer},
  volume={131 6},
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that early weight gain would be associated with incident obesity, higher blood pressure, systemic inflammation, and arterial wall thickening in later childhood. METHODS A longitudinal birth cohort was recruited antenatally from 2 maternity hospitals in Sydney, Australia, between September 1997 and December 1999. Three hundred ninety-five nondiabetic children who were followed to age 8 years had complete data for early weight gain and arterial wall thickness… CONTINUE READING
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