hrp0089rfc6.2 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2018

IGF-I at Four Months Associates to Visceral and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue at 7 Years of Age

Kjellberg Emma , Roswall Josefine , Andersson Jonathan , Bergman Stefan , Kullberg Joel , Dahlgren Jovanna

Objectives and Study: Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) regulates fetal and infant growth and is influenced by nutrition during infancy. Breast fed children have lower IGF-I levels than formula fed infants and the reason is partly explained by lower levels of protein and higher level of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in breast milk compared to formula. Environmental factors, such as nutrition, have long-lasting influences on hormone secretion and on future metabolic hea...