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Which anthropometric measures best reflect neonatal adiposity?

K M Godfrey, Y-S Chong, M S Kramer, P D Gluckman, Y S Lee, V S Rajadurai, K H Tan, S-Y Chan, M V Fortier, M-T Tint, F Yap, L-W Chen, LP-C Shek, I M Aris
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Studying the determinants and the long-term consequences of fetal adipose accretion requires accurate assessment of neonatal body composition. In large epidemiological studies, in-depth body composition measurement methods are usually not feasible for cost and logistical reasons, and there is a need to identify anthropometric measures that adequately reflect neonatal adiposity.

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/ijo2017250

DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2017.250

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