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The effect of maternal anthropometry on newborn size and body composition

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This thesis assesses how gestational weight gain (GWG) influences newborn body composition (NBC) in an ethnically diverse population and determines the modifiers on that relationship.

To answer the research question, it was important to understand what may be classified as optimal GWG. To achieve this, I carried out a systematic review of studies that produced GWG charts; this showed there was considerable heterogeneity in the quality of available GWG charts.

GWG was trans...

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Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health
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Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health
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Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health
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Type of award:
MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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