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Size at birth, weight gain over the life course, and low-grade inflammation in young adulthood: northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort study.

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AIMS: Low-grade inflammation might mediate associations between size at birth, early life growth, excessive weight gain, and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease in adult life. Our aim was to investigate relationships between fetal growth, weight over the life course, and low-grade inflammation measured by serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) levels at 31 years. METHODS AND RESULTS: General population-based northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort study of 5840 participants attendi...

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10.1093/eurheartj/ehn105

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Tzoulaki, I More by this author
Jarvelin, MR More by this author
Hartikainen, AL More by this author
Leinonen, M More by this author
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Journal:
European heart journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
8
Pages:
1049-1056
Publication date:
2008-04-05
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EISSN:
1522-9645
ISSN:
0195-668X
URN:
uuid:9c0a2124-e47b-4043-9a06-69cd55367b69
Source identifiers:
266595
Local pid:
pubs:266595

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