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Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: It can.

Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.
G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build.

In brief: It can.

Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.
G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build.
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