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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/14642
Title:
Birthweight - is it linked to minor illness in adulthood?
Authors:
Bellingham-Young, Denise; Adamson-Macedo, Elvidina N.
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: The Barker's hypothesis states that poor nutrition in vitro is linked to low birthweight and major illness, in particular cardiovascular disease, in later life. Reported here is an investigation to establish links with birthweight and minor illness. METHODS: 78 participants whose birthweight ranged from 1.93 kg to 4.88 kg with a mean to 3.31 kg completed a symptom checklist. RESULTS: Analysis of variance indicates that those with a higher birthweight experience less minor illness. Regression analysis indicates that birthweight is significantly predictive of levels of some minor illnesses. CONCLUSION: This investigation adds a new dimension to Barker's hypothesis and shows that early environment can also affect levels of minor illness. It is suggested that susceptibility to minor illness may be explained by coactions between structure, function and environment prior to birth.
Citation:
Neuroendocrinology Letters, 21(6): 469-474
Publisher:
Society of Integrated Sciences
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/14642
PubMed ID:
11335868
Additional Links:
http://www.nel.edu/21_6/NEL21062000A007_Adamson.htm
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Metadata only
ISSN:
0172-780X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorBellingham-Young, Denise-
dc.contributor.authorAdamson-Macedo, Elvidina N.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-19T11:49:34Z-
dc.date.available2007-11-19T11:49:34Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.citationNeuroendocrinology Letters, 21(6): 469-474en
dc.identifier.issn0172-780X-
dc.identifier.pmid11335868-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/14642-
dc.descriptionMetadata onlyen
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The Barker's hypothesis states that poor nutrition in vitro is linked to low birthweight and major illness, in particular cardiovascular disease, in later life. Reported here is an investigation to establish links with birthweight and minor illness. METHODS: 78 participants whose birthweight ranged from 1.93 kg to 4.88 kg with a mean to 3.31 kg completed a symptom checklist. RESULTS: Analysis of variance indicates that those with a higher birthweight experience less minor illness. Regression analysis indicates that birthweight is significantly predictive of levels of some minor illnesses. CONCLUSION: This investigation adds a new dimension to Barker's hypothesis and shows that early environment can also affect levels of minor illness. It is suggested that susceptibility to minor illness may be explained by coactions between structure, function and environment prior to birth.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety of Integrated Sciencesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nel.edu/21_6/NEL21062000A007_Adamson.htmen
dc.subjectMinor illnessen
dc.subjectBarker Hypothesisen
dc.subject.meshBirth Weight-
dc.titleBirthweight - is it linked to minor illness in adulthood?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.format.digYES-
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