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Associations of size at birth with body composition and fat distribution at age 9-0 years

Reilly, John J and Rogers, Imogen S. and Ness, AR and Steer, Colin D. and Wells, JCK and Emmett, P.M. and Tobias, J. and Smith, G.D. (2006) Associations of size at birth with body composition and fat distribution at age 9-0 years. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 84 (4). pp. 739-747. ISSN 0002-9165

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Abstract

Birth weight has been positively associated with risk of overweight in later life. However, little information exists on how weight and length at birth are associated with subsequent lean and total body fat.