hrp0082p1-d1-177 | Perinatal and Neonatal Endocrinology | ESPE2014

Growth and Puberty in Monozygotic Twins with Intra-Twin Birth-Weight Difference

Schulte Sandra , Gohlke Bettina , Bartmann Peter , Prinz Charlotte , Wimmer Lioba , Woelfle Joachim

Background: Low birth weight, unfavourable intrauterine conditions, and post-natal catch-up growth are associated with a subsequent impact on growth and pubertal development. Start of puberty is genetically determined but might be altered due to environmental influences.Objective and hypotheses: In a longitudinal study we observed genetically identical twins with intra-twin birth-weight (bw) differences from birth until puberty.Met...