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Early childhood growth in ethnic groups predisposed to NIDDM: a prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9681279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Evidence is accumulating to suggest that the intrauterine environment may not only influence fetal growth and anthropometric indices at birth but also contribute to susceptibility to adult onset diseases such as non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM). We have followed up 77 out of 123 (65%) children at age 2 years 8 months derived from a population at high risk of NIDDM who were initially studied throughout pregnancy and birth to determine whether their weight, height, and measures of adiposity were predicted by maternal size, glycaemic control during pregnancy, or ethnicity. Adiposity was correlated with maternal pre-pregnancy weight and maternal serum triglyceride concentration. In contrast to the data gathered at birth, ethnic group did not predict any anthropometric variable except that South Asian children demonstrated faster weight gain in infancy compared to Polynesian or European subgroups.
S P Robertson; D Simmons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetes research and clinical practice     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0168-8227     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-05     Completed Date:  1998-10-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508335     Medline TA:  Diabetes Res Clin Pract     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Body Weight
Child, Preschool
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / physiopathology*
Ethnic Groups*
Growth / physiology*
Prospective Studies

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