alexa Birth weight and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Harder T, Rodekamp E, Schellong K, Dudenhausen JW, Plagemann A

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Abstract The "small baby syndrome hypothesis" suggests that an inverse linear relation exists between birth weight and risk of type 2 diabetes. The authors conducted a meta-analysis to examine this association. They included studies that reported odds ratios and 95\% confidence intervals (or data with which to calculate them) for the association of type 2 diabetes with birth weight. Fourteen studies involving a total of 132,180 persons were identified. Low birth weight (<2,500 g), as compared with a birth weight of >/=2,500 g, was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes (odds ratio (OR) = 1.32, 95\% confidence interval (CI): 1.06, 1.64). High birth weight (>4,000 g), as compared with a birth weight of
  • DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwk071
  • This article was published in Am J Epidemiol and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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