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Fetal growth and the fetal origins hypothesis in twins-problems and perspectives

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Although there is substantial evidence from studies of singletons that small size at birth is linked with long-term adverse health effects, until recently little was known as to whether these associations extend to twins. A review of published studies suggests that at present there is little consistent evidence that birthsize in twins is associated with increased morbidity or morality. While, these findings may reflect methodological limitations, it is also argued that they arise as a consequence of the substantially different biology of fetal growth in twins.

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Phillips, David I.W., Davies, Michael J. and Robinson, Jeffrey S. (2001) Fetal growth and the fetal origins hypothesis in twins-problems and perspectives Twin Research, 4, (5), pp. 327-331. (doi:10.1375/1369052012669).

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Published date: 2001

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Local EPrints ID: 25898
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/25898
ISSN: 1369-0523
PURE UUID: b8992e75-ab35-44ce-9d23-c71e238becad

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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:09

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Author: David I.W. Phillips
Author: Michael J. Davies
Author: Jeffrey S. Robinson

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