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Consequences of intrauterine growth and early neonatal catch-up growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20494737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The long-term consequences of small size at birth have been well described during the last 2 decades. It is important to assess the fetal growth velocity and to recognize that newborns may have growth restriction even with a normal birth weight. Intrauterine growth retardation suggests decreased growth velocity in the fetus as the result of a certain pathophysiologic process. An infant born after a short period of intrauterine growth retardation may not necessarily be small for gestation at birth. Several cohorts of adults born after a normal intrauterine growth have been followed for long term. Greater weight gain and fat mass early in life after thinness at birth are risk factors for overweight and cardiovascular diseases. Other risk factors include prematurity, bottle feeding, and tobacco exposure in utero. Early catch-up growth after fetal growth restriction replaces the organism on its growth trajectory with similar gain in weight and height.
Olivier Claris; Jacques Beltrand; Claire Levy-Marchal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1558-075X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology
Fetal Blood / chemistry
Fetal Growth Retardation / physiopathology*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Insulin Resistance
Metabolic Syndrome X / etiology
Obesity / etiology
Risk Factors
Term Birth
Weight Gain

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