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Risk factors for obesity in 7-year-old European children: the Auckland Birthweight Collaborative Study
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    Response to letter from Dr Gargh

    Thank you for your comments.

    1. As we stated in the Discussion research by several groups, including that by Ong, have found an association between rapid post natal growth and obesity in childhood (1). Although in our cohort the small for gestational age (SGA) children were more likely to grow rapidly in the postnatal period, they did start from a lower percentage body fat (PBF, measured by ponderal index) at b...

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    Establishing modifiable risk factors for obesity in children
    • Kapil Gargh, Specialty Registrar
    • Other Contributors:
      • Lee Wisby and Ian Barnard

    We read your paper with interest. Some of the risk factors for obesity mentioned may not be modifiable and not taking diet into account may have a confounding effect on risk factors found significant. We would like to bring following points to your notice:

    1. It was interesting to note that though small for gestational age (SGA) infants showed higher growth quartiles, they had significantly lower percentage body...

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