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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Determinants of growth and body composition in Singaporean children
by Aris, Izzuddin Bin Mohd, Ph.D., National University of Singapore (Singapore), 2015, 328; 10006024
Abstract (Summary)

Background A growing body of evidence suggests that obesity and cardiometabolic disorders in adulthood may originate early in life. As adverse early-life size and growth patterns may influence pathways determining subsequent adiposity and metabolic disease, insights into the determinants of early infant size, growth and development would be crucial to understand the pathways affecting future metabolic compromise in Asian populations.

Objectives This dissertation aims to: i) uncover the factors which influence size and body composition of newborns in Singapore ii) study the factors that can predict patterns of growth and adiposity in early childhood, during the first three years of life. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Indexing (document details)
School: National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Department: Paediatrics
School Location: Republic of Singapore
Source: DAI-B 77/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Evolution and Development
Publication Number: 10006024
ISBN: 978-1-339-43888-7
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