Born with low birth weight in rural Southern India: what are the metabolic consequences 20 years later?

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Nihal Thomas, Louise G Grunnet, Pernille Poulsen, Solomon Christopher, Rachaproleu Spurgeon, Mercy Inbakumari, Roshan Livingstone, Reginald Alex, Venkataraghava R Mohan, Belavendra Antonisamy, Finney S Geethanjali, Rajni Karol, Allan Vaag, Ib C Bygbjerg

Low birth weight (LBW) is common in the Indian population and may represent an important predisposing factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the metabolic syndrome. Intensive metabolic examinations in ethnic LBW Asian Indians have been almost exclusively performed in immigrants living outside India. Therefore, we aimed to study the metabolic impact of being born with LBW in a rural non-migrant Indian population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Endocrinology
Volume166
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)647-655
Number of pages9
ISSN0804-4643
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

    Research areas

  • Adult, Birth Weight, Body Weights and Measures, Case-Control Studies, Cohort Studies, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Follow-Up Studies, Glucose Intolerance, Humans, India, Infant, Low Birth Weight, Infant, Newborn, Insulin Resistance, Male, Metabolism, Parturition, Rural Population, Time Factors, Young Adult

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