Size at birth and its relation to muscle strength in young adult women.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between development in utero, assessed by birth weight, and muscle strength in young adult women as assessed by grip strength. METHODS: A total of 1563 participants aged 20-40 years in the Southampton Women's Survey had their grip strength measured during pregnancy. At recruitment to the survey the women had been asked to recall their birth weight or obtain it from their parents. For 536 women born in Southampton, birth weight was obtained from hospital r...Expand abstract
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