UK-born Pakistani-origin infants are relatively more adipose than white British infants: findings from 8704 mother-offspring pairs in the Born-in-Bradford prospective birth cohort

Jane West, Debbie A Lawlor, Lesley Fairley, Raj Bhopal, Noel Cameron, Patricia A McKinney, Naveed Sattar, John Wright

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown markedly lower birth weight among infants of South Asian origin compared with those of White European origin. Whether such differences mask greater adiposity in South Asian infants and whether they persist across generations in contemporary UK populations is unclear. Our aim was to compare birth weight, skinfold thickness and cord leptin between Pakistani and White British infants and to investigate the explanatory factors, including parental and grandparental birthplace.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-51
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume67
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

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