Bone, lean and fat mass of newborn twins versus singletons

Sergio Demarini, Winston W K Koo, Elaine M. Hockman

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Abstract

Aim: Twin gestations are associated with disturbed fetal growth. The aim of this study was to compare body composition measurements of twins to those of singletons. Methods: Anthropometric and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measurements were performed in twins and in matched singleton neonates. There were 48 pairs of twins in which 76 infants were appropriate for gestational age (AGA) with birth weights between the 10th and 90th percentile and 20 were small for gestational age (SGA) with birth weights

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-599
Number of pages6
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • Bone
  • Fat
  • Growth
  • Lean tissue
  • Twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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