Programming of lean body mass: a link between birth weight, obesity, and cardiovascular disease?


Authors:Singhal, A., Wells, J., Cole, T. J., Fewtrell, M. and Lucas, A.
"A high birth weight has been suggested to increase the later risk of obesity, as measured by body mass index, but, paradoxically, to decrease the later propensity to cardiovascular disease. Programming of more lean tissue rather than fat mass by a high birth weight might explain this paradox and also explain the association of birth weight with later body mass index."