Children born preterm may have aberrant adiposity. At school age, we evaluated body fat and fat distribution in 45 former preterm infants (birth weight < or = 1800 g and gestational age < 34 weeks) and 40 children born at term using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Children born preterm exhibited lower total body fat mass and total body fat mass index compared with children born at term. Fat mass indexes in the limbs but not the trunk were lower in children born preterm than in children born at term. In conclusion, children born preterm, evaluated at school age, may be at risk for altered regional adiposity.
Regional fat distribution in children born preterm evaluated at school age / M.L. Giannì, S. Mora, P. Roggero, O. Amato, P. Piemontese, A. Orsi, C. Vegni, V. Puricelli, F. Mosca. - In: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION. - ISSN 0277-2116. - 46:2(2008), pp. 232-235.
|Titolo:||Regional fat distribution in children born preterm evaluated at school age|
GIANNI', MARIA LORELLA (Primo)
MOSCA, FABIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Body composition; Body fat distribution; Preterm birth|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0b013e31814d4df9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|