Associations of size at birth with body composition and fat distribution at age 9-0 years

John J Reilly, Imogen S. Rogers, AR Ness, Colin D. Steer, JCK Wells, P.M. Emmett, J. Tobias, G.D. Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

93 Citations (Scopus)


Birth weight has been positively associated with risk of overweight in later life. However, little information exists on how weight and length at birth are associated with subsequent lean and total body fat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-747
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


  • birth weight
  • ponderal index
  • programming
  • body composition
  • fat distribution
  • risk of overweight

Cite this