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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): 469-474
dc.identifier.issn0172-780X
dc.identifier.pmid11335868
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/14642
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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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety of Integrated Sciences
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nel.edu/21_6/NEL21062000A007_Adamson.htm
dc.subjectMinor illness
dc.subjectBarker Hypothesis
dc.subject.meshBirth Weight
dc.titleBirthweight - is it linked to minor illness in adulthood?
dc.typeJournal article
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html.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.


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