HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Fetal and prepubertal growth both programme cholesterol metabolism in adulthood

Birthweight, subsequent growth, and cholesterol metabolism in children 8-12 years old born preterm 2001;84: 212-17

The body's ability to process cholesterol as an adult is likely to be programmed by size at birth, shows research in Archives of Disease in Childhood. But just as important are the years between 8 and 12.

Birthweight, length of pregnancy, and weight at 18 months were measured in 412 boys and girls, all of whom were light for dates at birth. Blood fats, including indicators of cholesterol production and absorption, were subsequently measured when the children were aged 8 and 12.

Lower birthweight was associated with reduced cholesterol absorption in children born prematurely. Children who had more catching-up to do to achieve normal weight for age were significantly more likely to process cholesterol less efficiently, between the ages of 8 and 12.

The amount of body fat a child carried, rather than overall weight or current height, was associated with increased cholesterol production and lower cholesterol absorption. And that remained true even when the child was within the normal range of fatness, suggesting increasing fatness during childhood can affect the body's subsequent ability to process cholesterol.

The authors suggest that their findings indicate that cholesterol metabolism, and the attendant risk of heart disease in adulthood, are programmed not only during the womb, but also by growth up to puberty.


'"/>

Contact: BMA Press Office
pressoffice@bma.org.uk
44-0-207-383-6254
BMJ Specialty Journals
21-Feb-2001


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Fetal lungs provide a signal initiating labor, UT Southwestern researchers find
2. Fetal death, miscarriage linked to genetic mutation
3. CDC MMWR: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Cutaneous Anthrax in a Lab Worker
4. Fetal research first in USA
5. Fetal and birth complications increase mental illness risks
6. Functional Arteries Grown From Cells Using Novel System That Simulates Fetal Environment
7. Study Suggests Maternal Stress And Stress Hormones May Influence Fetal Brain Development In Utero
8. Maternal Anxiety May Affect Fetal Development
9. Fetal Surgery For Spina Bifida Still Under Investigation At VUMC
10. Fetal Growth Rate Affects Risk Of Heart Disease
11. Fetal Lead Exposure May Reduce Immunity

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/7/2016)... TORONTO , June 7, 2016  Syngrafii ... begun a business relationship that includes integrating Syngrafii,s ... pilot branch project. This collaboration will result in ... for the credit union, while maintaining existing document ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160606/375871LOGO ...
(Date:6/1/2016)... Favorable Government Initiatives Coupled With ... Identification to Boost Global Biometrics System Market Through 2021  ... report, " Global Biometrics Market By Type, By ... 2011 - 2021", the global biometrics market is projected ... of growing security concerns across various end use sectors ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... May 9, 2016 Elevay is ... to expanding freedom for high net worth professionals seeking ... today,s globally connected world, there is still no substitute ... ever duplicate sealing your deal with a firm handshake. ... by taking advantage of citizenship via investment programs like ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Blueprint Bio, a company dedicated to identifying, ... community, has closed its Series A funding round, according ... "We have received a commitment from Forentis Fund ... to meet our current goals," stated Matthew Nunez ... to complete validation on the current projects in our ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 ... ... (EDC) software, is exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will showcase its ... Annual conference. ClinCapture will also be presenting a scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANCISCO , June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... sponsorship of the QB3@953 life sciences incubator ... human health. The shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was ... overcome a key obstacle for many early stage organizations ... part of the sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... The global biomarkers market ... 2013. The market is expected to grow at a five-year compound ... from $50.6 billion in 2015 to $96.6 billion in 2020. ... (2015 to 2020) are discussed. As well, new products approved in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: