Birth weight and subsequent cholesterol levels: exploration of the "fetal origins" hypothesis.
CONTEXT: Inverse associations between birth weight and subsequent blood cholesterol levels have been used to support the "fetal origins" hypothesis of the relevance of fetal nutrition to adult disease. OBJECTIVES: To perform a systematic review of the association between birth weight and total blood cholesterol levels, and to explore the impact of including unpublished results, adjusting for potential confounders. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION: Relevant studies published by September 30, 2...Expand abstract
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