Is relative leg length a biomarker of childhood nutrition? Long-term follow-up of the Hyderabad Nutrition Trial

Sanjay Kinra, K V Rameshwar Sarma, Michelle Hards, George Davey Smith, Yoav Ben-Shlomo

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Abstract

Relative leg length is frequently used as a biomarker of childhood nutrition in epidemiological studies, but evidence is lacking. We examined the association between supplemental nutrition in pregnancy and childhood and relative proportions of components of height in adolescence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1022-9
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Questionnaires
  • Body Height
  • Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Humans
  • Child
  • Pregnancy
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • India
  • Leg
  • Malnutrition
  • Soybean Oil
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child Development
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Dietary Proteins
  • Adolescent
  • Male
  • Biological Markers
  • Female

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