Birth weight as a risk factor for raised blood pressure

1991 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Birth weight as a risk factor for raised blood pressure SIR, -Dr Daniel S Seidman and colleagues report that overweight in adolescence rather than low birth weight is the greater risk factor for raised blood pressure.' Previously, Barker et al had advocated nutritional supplementation for pregnant women to increase birth weight because they believed that this would reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.2' Dr Seidman and colleagues, echoing previous correspondence,4 suggest
more » ... dence,4 suggest that this advice should be reconsidered. Barker et al were one of many groups
doi:10.1136/bmj.303.6795.186 fatcat:jak6t2xlyvcvhe44nywti3g4pa