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Total energy expenditure in small for gestational age infants.
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PMID:  8795356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To measure total energy expenditure and body composition in small for gestational age (SGA) infants, to investigate hypermetabolism. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 52 small for gestational age (SGA) measured at 5 weeks of age, using existing data from appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants as controls. The doubly-labelled water technique was used to assess both total energy expenditure and body composition in both cohorts of infants. RESULTS: Multiple regression analysis revealed that expressing energy expenditure per kg fat free mass adjusts for body composition in infants of this age. Regression analysis also showed that the relation between total energy expenditure and fat free mass differed between the two groups. CONCLUSION: These data indicate that for a given fat free mass, the total energy expenditure of SGA infants is greater than that of AGA infants. Such data should be taken into account when energy requirements for SGA infants are being considered.
P S Davies; H Clough; N J Bishop; A Lucas; J J Cole; T J Cole
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1359-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-10     Completed Date:  1996-10-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F46-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
School of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Health, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology
Body Composition*
Body Weight
Cross-Sectional Studies
Energy Metabolism*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age / metabolism*
Regression Analysis

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