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Syndrome X in 8-y-old Australian children: stronger associations with current body fatness than with infant size or growth

Dwyer, Terence; Blizzard, Leigh; Venn, Alison; Stankovich, James; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Morley, R


OBJECTIVE: Syndrome X (clustering of insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia and hypertension) in adults with central obesity has been suggested to be a consequence of poor foetal development. We investigated clustering of syndrome X factors in a sample of 8-y-old Australian children, and whether the clusters were associated with size at birth and childhood obesity. DESIGN: Longitudinal, 1997 follow-up of children enrolled as singleton-born neonates in 1989. SUBJECTS: A total of 298 healthy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Obesity
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802111


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