Is Birth Weight a Risk Factor?

April 18, 2014 4:01 PM

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Is Birth Weight a Risk Factor?

Prenatal programming may play a role in certain renal diseases in adults, and there is now evidence that it may also put children at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Low birth weight children had almost three times the risk of developing CKD (adjusted OR, 2.88; 95% CI 2.28-3.63) and those born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus were also at increased risk (adjusted OR ,1.54; 95% CI 1.13-2.09), according to findings from the largest population-based, c...

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