hrp0084p2-499 | Perinatal | ESPE2015

Postnatal Catch-Down Growth is not Associated with Disturbances in Metabolic Parameters in Large-for-Gestational-Age Infants at the Age of 8 Years

Peters Julia , Woelfle Joachim , Joergens Susanne , Bartmann Peter , Gohlke Bettina

Background: Children born small-for-gestational-age (SGA) especially when they experience rapid catch-up growth have an increased risk for obesity and metabolic disturbances later in life.Aims and objectives: Little is known about the effect of catch-down (c-d) growth and its effect on metabolic parameters in children born large-for-gestational-age (LGA).Patients and methods: 101 pre-pubertal children with a birth-weight and/or len...