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Parental characteristics as predictors of birthweight.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17934185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Previous studies provided conflicting results on the relevance of parental characteristics for offspring's size at birth. The objective of this study was to investigate parental predictors of birthweight. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 34,063 women in the Nurses' Mother's Cohort were queried about parental characteristics during the pregnancy with and birthweight of their nurse daughter. RESULTS: The predictive linear regression model of birthweight included 13 factors and the majority of the predictive power came from parental anthropometric factors. In the adjusted analysis, daily consumption of each additional glass of milk was associated with an increase of approximately 6 g in birthweight (P for trend = 0.01) and daily consumption of each additional cup of coffee was associated with a decrease of approximately 10 g in birthweight (P for trend < 0.0001). Drinking 1-2, 3-4 and 5+ cups of coffee daily was associated with a 28% [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.12, 0.47], 30% (95% CI 0.10, 0.55) and 63% (95% CI 0.25, 1.12) increase, respectively, in the odds of intrauterine growth restriction when compared with non-drinkers. CONCLUSIONS: The present study confirmed several previously reported determinants of birthweight. Maternal dietary intake of milk and coffee during pregnancy may influence fetal growth.
Authors:
Fei Xue; Walter C Willett; Bernard A Rosner; Michele R Forman; Karin B Michels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2007-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1460-2350     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-10     Completed Date:  2008-03-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. n2fei@channing.harvard.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Anthropometry*
Birth Weight*
Body Height
Body Mass Index
Coffee*
Cohort Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Drinking
Female
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology
Humans
Linear Models
Male
Milk*
Mothers*
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy*
Smoking*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
CA50385/CA/NCI NIH HHS; CA87969/CA/NCI NIH HHS; N02-RC-17027/RC/CCR
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coffee

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