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The association between early menarche and offspring's obesity risk in early childhood was modified by gestational weight gain

TitleThe association between early menarche and offspring's obesity risk in early childhood was modified by gestational weight gain
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMin, J, Li, Z, Liu, X, Wang, Y
JournalObesity (Silver Spring)
Volume22
Pagination19-23
Date PublishedJan
ISBN Number1930-739X (Electronic)1930-7381 (Linking)
Accession Number23836480
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Birth Weight/physiology, Body Mass Index, Child Development/*physiology, Child, Preschool, China, Female, Humans, Logistic Models, Menarche/*physiology, Obesity/*epidemiology, Overweight, Pregnancy, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Weight Gain/*physiology, Young Adult
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Study effect of maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) on the relationship between maternal menarcheal age (MMA) and child growth and overweight risk and examine socio-demographics characteristics of excessive GWG. DESIGN AND METHODS: The relationships between GWG and MMA in 54,184 women and their children's growth trajectories during first 5 years of life (2000-2005) in south China were tested using longitudinal data analysis with mixed models and logistic regression. RESULTS: Average MMA was 14.8 (1.3) years; 36.3% of the women had excessive GWG. Excessive GWG interacted with adverse effects of early MMA (if

PMCID

PMC4036118