International Journal of Preventive Medicine

BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-

Birth weight as a cardio metabolic risk factor in Iranian adolescents


Hamidreza Badeli1, Hossein Dalili2, Afagh Hassanzadeh Rad2, Abdolreza Medghalchi3, Setila Dalili1, Shahin Koohmanaee1 
1 Pediatric Growth Disorders Research Center, 17 Shahrivar Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, Iran
2 Department of Pediatrics, Breastfeeding Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Shahin Koohmanaee
Pediatric Growth Disorders Research Center, 17 Shahrivar Hospital, guilan university of medical sciences, Guilan
Iran

Background: A large number of epidemiological studies from different geographical regions showed a considerable relationship between low birth weight (LBW) and adverse health effects later in life. This study aims to assess the birth weight (BW) as a cardio metabolic risk factor in Iranian adolescents. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 12-year-old students from different areas of Rasht, North Iran. Data were collected by a questionnaire including variables as birth height, BW, gestational age, blood pressure, and laboratory tests including triglycerides (TGs), total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), and insulin level. Data were analyzed using t-test, Chi-square, and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: Overall, 858 adolescents participated in this study. Results showed significant correlation between BW and abdominal circumference, hip circumference, total cholesterol, TG, HDL-C and LDL-C (P = 0.064, 0.194, 0.224, 0.017, and 0.017, respectively). Conclusions: The study findings on the correlation between BW and cardio metabolic factors might serve as confirmatory evidence on the association of LBW with future cardio metabolic disorders.


How to cite this article:
Badeli H, Dalili H, Rad AH, Medghalchi A, Dalili S, Koohmanaee S. Birth weight as a cardio metabolic risk factor in Iranian adolescents.Int J Prev Med 2017;8:72-72


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Badeli H, Dalili H, Rad AH, Medghalchi A, Dalili S, Koohmanaee S. Birth weight as a cardio metabolic risk factor in Iranian adolescents. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Oct 1 ];8:72-72
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