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Size at birth and plasma leptin concentrations in adult life.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine whether low birthweight is associated with higher plasma leptin concentrations in adult life and whether leptin contributes to the metabolic alterations in adults that are associated with reduced foetal growth. DESIGN: Measurement of plasma leptin concentrations in a group of 502 men and women, aged 61-73, who were born in Hertfordshire and for whom records of birth and infant weight are available. Glucose tolerance was measured with a standard 75 g oral glucose tolera...

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10.1038/sj.ijo.0801050

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Phillips, DI More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Norman, RJ More by this author
Robinson, JS More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Volume:
23
Issue:
10
Pages:
1025-1029
Publication date:
1999-10-05
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EISSN:
0307-0565
ISSN:
0307-0565
URN:
uuid:32efd560-5df2-4bd6-be5b-be1506bbc5fc
Source identifiers:
126225
Local pid:
pubs:126225

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