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Lipid Profiles in Adolescent Filipinos: Relation to Birth Weight and Maternal Energy Status during Pregnancy

Citation

Kuzawa, 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.

Abstract

Background: 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 (

URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12663298

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2003

Journal Title

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Author(s)

Kuzawa, Christopher W.
Adair, Linda S.