hrp0095p1-331 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

Prevalence of Obesity from birth to 3 years of age in infants born large for date (LGA): Infants with weight for age (WAZ) catch down vs those without catch down during the first year of life

Fawzia Alyafei , Ashraf Soliman , Saleha Abbsi , Fatima Alkhori , Nada Alaaraj , Shayma Ahmed , Noor Hamed , Hamdy Ali

Introduction: Infants whose weight is > the 90th percentile for gestational age are classified as large for gestational age (LGA). Catch-up and catch-down growth can be defined as an increase or decrease in WAZ by > 0.67 SD respectively during the infantile period. It was suggested that in LGA rapid catch-up and/or no catch-down during infancy may be associated with the development of overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) during childhood.<p class="abstex...

hrp0095p1-531 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

Two years of Postnatal linear and head growth of term Infants Born Large for Date (LGA): Those who had infantile Length Z score (LAZ) and/or head circumference Z score (HCZ) catch down vs those without catch down.

Alyafei Fawzia , Soliman Ashraf , Abbsi Saleha , Alkhori Fatima , Ali Hamdy , Alaaraj Nada , Hamed Noor , Ahmed Shayma

Introduction: Large for date (LGA) infants may have a higher tendency to become obese and tall. Catch-up and/or catch-down in linear growth, defined as an increase or decrease in length for age Z score (LAZ) by > 0.67 SD during the infantile period, may affect this tendency. Additionally, head circumference is well correlated with brain growth.Aim: We evaluated the prevalence of tall stature (LAZ > 1 and> 2) and...