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Infant growth and income 50 years later
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    Childhood growth influences cognition in the Thousand Families study, but not income at age 50.
    • Mark S Pearce, Senior Research Associate
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      • Louise Parker

    Dear Editor,

    Barker et al. recently reported a relationship between short length at age 1 year and lower incomes in adulthood [1]. Citing results from an early report from the Newcastle Thousand Families Study showing a relationship between height at age 3 years and intelligence at age 11 [2]. Barker et al. interpreted this as evidence that slow infant growth may lead to a lifelong impairment of cognitive functio...

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    The larger the better?

    Dear Editor,

    It is interesting to note that now birth size is shown to be related to income in later life! However, I wonder whether a correlation of 0.04 or 0.1 can be considered substantial. Although the P values are impressive (<_0 it="it" is="is" due="due" to="to" the="the" relative="relative" large="large" sample="sample" size="size" in="in" their="their" study="" p="p"> Another interesting po...

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