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Preterm birth and adolescent bone mineral content.
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PMID:  20694944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of preterm low birth weight on bone mineral content in adolescence. In 2007 to 2008, data on adolescents were obtained for study, including 16 females and 25 males who were born preterm (≤37 weeks' gestation) between October 1, 1989, and December 31, 1995, with a birth weight of less than 1850 g. Preterm low-birth-weight individuals were age- and sex-matched to full-term (>37 weeks) normal-birth-weight (>2500 g) controls. Total body, hip, and spine bone mineral content (BMC) was assessed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Male preterm individuals had less BMC at the proximal femur in adolescence compared with controls ( P < 0.05). However, once adjusted for age, maturity, height, weight, physical activity, and diet, there were no differences between groups ( P < 0.05) in any bone parameters. These findings suggest that preterm birth and low birth weight did not influence bone accrual in these individuals at adolescence.
Marta C Erlandson; Lauren B Sherar; Adam D G Baxter-Jones; Stefan A Jackowski; Heidi Ludwig-Auser; Chris Arnold; Koravangattu Sankaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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