Association of infant growth and pubertal adiposity: implications for future cardiovascular health and immunological benefits
LL Hui, CM Schooling, M Heys, MY Wong
School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Key Messages
1. In the Children of 1997 birth cohort, faster infant growth was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, but not waist-to-hip ratio at age 13 years.
2. Higher BMI among adolescence with faster infant growth may partially be attributed to a heavier frame and greater muscle mass rather than greater fat mass.
3. Fast growth in the first year of life was not associated with a lower risk of infectious morbidity.