Low birth weight: a possible risk factor also for liver disease in adult life?

Donma M., Donma O.

MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, cilt.61, sa.4, ss.435-438, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0306-9877(03)00190-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.435-438


Birth weight is a popular topic, because it is precisely recorded, a major determinant of infant survival, associated with infant mortality, and health outcomes later in life. Low birth weight (LBW) is a predisposing factor for metabolic abnormalities such as atherosclerosis, renal disease, non-insulin diabetes mellitus, asthma, low IQ, hypertension, obesity, psychological distress. They have all been reported to be more common among those who were small at birth.