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Low body adiposity and high leptinemia in breast-fed infants born small-for-gestational-age.
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PMID:  20006765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breast-fed infants born small-for-gestational-age (SGA) (n = 28) were found to develop lower adiposity across early infancy, when compared with appropriate-for-gestational age infants (n = 46). The SGA infants were also found to have 2-fold higher (P < .001) levels of circulating leptin at 4 months. This paradoxical hyperleptinemia in early infancy may contribute to a program that produces a process from fetal underweight to adult overweight.
Lourdes Ib??ez; Giorgia Sebastiani; Marta Diaz; Maria Dolores G?mez-Roig; Abel Lopez-Bermejo; Francis de Zegher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  156     ISSN:  1097-6833     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-16     Completed Date:  2010-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Endocrinology Unit, Hospital Sant Joan de D?u, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Adiposity / physiology*
Body Composition
Breast Feeding*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age / physiology*
Leptin / blood*
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