Differential nongenetic impact of birth weight versus third-trimester growth velocity on glucose metabolism and magnetic resonance imaging abdominal obesity in young healthy twins

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Kasper Pilgaard, Thomas Hammershaimb Mosbech, Louise Grunnet, Hans Eiberg, Gerrit Van Hall, Eva Fallentin, Torben Kjeldgaard Larsen, Rasmus Larsen, Pernille Poulsen, Allan Vaag

Low birth weight is associated with type 2 diabetes, which to some extent may be mediated via abdominal adiposity and insulin resistance. Fetal growth velocity is high during the third trimester, constituting a potential critical window for organ programming. Intra-pair differences among monozygotic twins are instrumental in determining nongenetic associations between early environment and adult metabolic phenotype.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)2835-43
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Research areas

  • Adolescent, Birth Weight, Body Composition, Female, Glucose, Glucose Clamp Technique, Humans, Infant, Low Birth Weight, Infant, Newborn, Insulin, Insulin Resistance, Male, Obesity, Abdominal, Sex Factors, Twins, Young Adult

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