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Thame, Minerva M; Osmond, Clive; Trotman-Edwards, Helen L
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Article Title
Fetal growth and birth size is associated with maternal anthropometry and body composition
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Maternal & Child Nutrition
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Refereed
Date of Publication
October 2015
Volume ID
11
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
574-582
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Abstract
The objective was to investigate the association of maternal weight, height and body composition with fetal growth. We recruited 425 women at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica, who had singleton pregnancies, were less than 15 weeks gestation and had no systemic illness. Maternal weight, height and skinfold thicknesses were measured at the first antenatal visit and lean mass was calculated. Sonographic measurements of the fetus were made at 15, 25 and 35 weeks gestation. Weight, crown-heel length and head circumference were measured at birth. Analyses were confined to 360 (85%) women; 65 women did not complete the study. Maternal height was positively associated with femoral length at 25 and 35 weeks gestation and with head circumference at 35 weeks (all P?....
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