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Which is the better marker for susceptibility to disease later in life – low birthweight or prematurity?
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    Differentiation between low birth weight and gestational age - effects on blood pressure

    Recently, Liew et al. studied the differential contribution of birth weight and gestational age to blood-pressure (BP) levels in 6-year old children [1]. They conclude that low birth weight, rather than prematurity, is the main basis for programming of BP in later life. This is a very important research question, as the initial epidemiological studies that formed the basis of the developmental origins of health and dise...

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