Americans Weigh in Over Time - Research Article from Information Plus Reference Series

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Although the relationship between birth weight and development of disease in adulthood is an emerging field of research, and scientists can not yet fully explain how and why birth weight is a predictor of health and illness in later life, mounting evidence indicates that both low birth weight and higher-than-average birth weight are linked to future health. Research reveals that LBW infants are more likely than normal-weight infants to develop disease in later life. Male infants with LBW who gain weight rapidly before their first birthdays appear to be at the highest risk. Investigators hypothesize that LBW infants have fewer muscle cells at birth and that rapid weight gain during the first year of life may lead to disproportionate amounts of fat to muscle and above average body mass. Persons with LBW who...

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