Eur J Nutr (2018) 57:373–381 DOI 10.1007/s00394-016-1372-0 ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Associations between high birth weight, being large for gestational age, and high blood pressure among adolescents: a cross-sectional study 1 1 1 Renata Kuciene · Virginija Dulskiene · Jurate Medzioniene Received: 20 June 2016 / Accepted: 21 December 2016 / Published online: 5 January 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract to BW 2500–4000 g and being AGA (appropriate for Purpose Low birth weight and being small for gestational gestational age) with normal weight in adolescence, the age are associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic combinations that included both risk factors—HBW with diseases. However, the results from the studies examining overweight/obesity and being LGA with overweight/obe- the associations between high birth weight (HBW), being sity—showed higher aORs (aOR 4.36; 95% CI, 3.04–6.26; large for gestational age (LGA), and high blood pressure and aOR 5.03; 95% CI, 3.33–7.60, respectively) than those (HBP) are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to evalu- with either of these risk factors alone did. ate the associations between HBW and being LGA alone Conclusions HBW and being LGA were positively associ- and in combinations with body mass index (BMI) catego- ated with HBP in
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