Effect of seasonal programming on fetal development and longevity: links with environmental temperature.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/104804
Title:
Effect of seasonal programming on fetal development and longevity: links with environmental temperature.
Authors:
Flouris, Andreas D; Spiropoulos, Yiannis; Sakellariou, Giorgos J.; Koutedakis, Yiannis
Abstract:
This study examined the effect of birth season on fetal development and longevity using two independent databases of all Greek citizens that were born (total: 516,874) or died (total: 554,101) between 1999 and 2003. We found significantly increased birth weight, gestational age, and longevity in individuals born during the autumn and winter seasons of the year. These individuals also demonstrated statistically significantly lower prevalence rates for fetal growth restriction and premature birth. Furthermore, we found that increased temperature at birth was associated with adverse effects on fetal development and longevity. In conclusion, our results show strong effects of season of birth on fetal development and longevity mediated, at least in part, by environmental temperature at time of birth.
Citation:
American journal of human biology, 21(2): 214-6
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/104804
DOI:
10.1002/ajhb.20818
PubMed ID:
19194861
Additional Links:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121520140/PDFSTART
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1520-6300
Appears in Collections:
Exercise and Health

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFlouris, Andreas Den
dc.contributor.authorSpiropoulos, Yiannisen
dc.contributor.authorSakellariou, Giorgos J.en
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-14T14:08:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-14T14:08:24Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican journal of human biology, 21(2): 214-6en
dc.identifier.issn1520-6300-
dc.identifier.pmid19194861-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ajhb.20818-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/104804-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the effect of birth season on fetal development and longevity using two independent databases of all Greek citizens that were born (total: 516,874) or died (total: 554,101) between 1999 and 2003. We found significantly increased birth weight, gestational age, and longevity in individuals born during the autumn and winter seasons of the year. These individuals also demonstrated statistically significantly lower prevalence rates for fetal growth restriction and premature birth. Furthermore, we found that increased temperature at birth was associated with adverse effects on fetal development and longevity. In conclusion, our results show strong effects of season of birth on fetal development and longevity mediated, at least in part, by environmental temperature at time of birth.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121520140/PDFSTARTen
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen
dc.subject.meshEnvironmenten
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFetal Developmenten
dc.subject.meshGreeceen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLinear Modelsen
dc.subject.meshLongevityen
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen
dc.subject.meshSeasonsen
dc.subject.meshTemperatureen
dc.titleEffect of seasonal programming on fetal development and longevity: links with environmental temperature.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Councilen

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