Objective: We conducted a systematic review in order to: i. summarize the relationship between low birth weight, catch-up-growth and the metabolic syndrome, from publications during the past 10 years; and ii. study the potential role of an alternative nurtritional approach to side effects of catch-up-growth. Methods: We reviewed all papers published in the past ten years assessing the possible association between low birth weight, cathch-up-growth and the occurrence of some components of the metabolic syndrome, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Results: We found 57 studies which described the relationship between metabolic syndrome associated features and low birth weight and catch-up-growth. The majority of the studies in children, adolescents and adults born small for gestational age (SGA) suggested that insulin resistance could represent the prelude to other metabolic disorders. Conclusions: Both low birth weight and catch-up-growth seem to correlate with some aspects of a later metabolic syndrome.
|Titolo:||Low birth weight and catch-up-growth associated with metabolic syndrome: a ten-year systematic review|
AGOSTONI, CARLO VIRGINIO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|