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.)
|School:||National University of Singapore (Singapore)|
|School Location:||Republic of Singapore|
|Source:||DAI-B 77/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Evolution and Development|
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