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Which anthropometric measures best reflect neonatal adiposity?

Study Name Which anthropometric measures best reflect neonatal adiposity?
Study Acronym
Funding Agency Medical Research Council,Medical Research Council,Medical Research Council,Medical Research Council,Medical Research Council
Primary Research Focus In large epidemiological studies, in-depth body composition measurement methods are usually not feasible for cost and logistical reasons, and there is a need to identify anthropometric measures that adequately reflect neonatal adiposity. In a multiethnic Asian mother-offspring cohort in Singapore, anthropometric measures (weight, length, abdominal circumference, skinfold thicknesses) were measured using standardized protocols in newborn infants, and anthropometric indices [weight/length, weight/length2 (body mass index, BMI), weight/length3 (ponderal index, PI)] derived.
Study Design Name Cohort Studies|Epidemiologic Studies
Number Participants 100-499
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Protocol Ids 20202, 20702, 21601
Grant Number MC_U147574226,MC_UP_A620_1017,MC_U147574222,MC_UU_12011/4,MR/J000094/1
Citation Link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28990589