Infant growth and income 50 years later

Barker, D.J.P., Eriksson, J.G., Forsen, T. and Osmond, C. (2005) Infant growth and income 50 years later. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90, (3), 272-273. (doi:10.1136/adc.2003.033464).


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Among 4630 boys, irrespective of the social class into which they were born, those who grew slowly during infancy had poor educational achievements and had lower incomes than those who grew more rapidly. One interpretation of this is that biological processes linked to slow infant growth may lead to lifelong impairment of cognitive function.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1136/adc.2003.033464
Additional Information: Short Report
ISSNs: 0003-9888 (print)
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Keywords: cognitive function, income, infant growth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 25241
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:47

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