Can birth weight predict later body composition in anorexia nervosa?

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dc.contributor.author Mattar, L.
dc.contributor.author Pichard, C.
dc.contributor.author Godart, N.
dc.contributor.author Mechior, J-C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T09:17:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T09:17:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-09-20
dc.identifier.issn 1476-5640 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6224
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The relationship between birth weight and body composition at later stages in life was not studied previously in anorexia nervosa (AN). The aim of the following brief report is to present results concerning the relationship between birth weight and later body composition specifically in AN, and to check if the programming of body composition from birth weight is still detected in severely emaciated AN patients. SUBJECTS/METHODS: One hundred and fifty-one female AN patients aged between 13 and 44 were recruited from 11 inpatient treatment facilities in France. Birth weight, body weight and height were obtained. Body composition was measured using bioelectrical impedance. Birth weight was significantly correlated to lifetime maximum body mass index (BMI; r ¼ 0.211, P ¼ 0.009) and significantly correlated to fat-free mass index (r ¼ 0.190, P ¼ 0.027) but not to fat mass index (FMI). RESULTS: This report confirms that even in AN when patients are severely emaciated and where fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) are low, a link between birth weight and FFM and BMI can still be identified, independently from age. CONCLUSION: Further studies are needed on larger samples exploring other factors, such as gender, puberty and ethnicity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Can birth weight predict later body composition in anorexia nervosa? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201306205 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal European Journal of Clinical Nutrition en_US
dc.journal.volume 66 en_US
dc.journal.issue 8 en_US
dc.article.pages 964-967 en_US
dc.keywords Anorexia nervosa en_US
dc.keywords Birth weight en_US
dc.keywords Fat mass en_US
dc.keywords Fat free mass en_US
dc.keywords Body mass index composition en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2012.21 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mattar, L., Pichard, C., Godart, N., & Melchior, J. C. (2012). Can birth weight predict later body composition in anorexia nervosa?. European journal of clinical nutrition, 66(8), 964. en_US
dc.author.email lama.mattar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://search.proquest.com/docview/1030691461?pq-origsite=gscholar en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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