CitationKuzawa, Christopher W. & Adair, Linda S. (2003). Lipid Profiles in Adolescent Filipinos: Relation to Birth Weight and Maternal Energy Status during Pregnancy. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 77(4), 960-966.
AbstractBackground: The finding that persons with low birth weight have a higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than do persons with higher birth weight remains poorly understood. Objective: We tested the hypothesis that maternal arm fat area (MAFA) in the third trimester of pregnancy and birth weight of offspring are inversely related to the offspring’s risk of CVD. Design: In a 1-y birth cohort study (1983–1984), 296 male and 307 female offspring were followed up (1998–1999) to measure their lipid profiles. Participants came from randomly selected communities of Cebu, Philippines. Results: MAFA (log cm2) was positively associated (
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Author(s)Kuzawa, Christopher W.
Adair, Linda S.